Methotrexate and Photosensitivity reaction - from FDA reports


Summary

Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 238 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,557 users)

Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 7,616 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 238 people (0.11%) have Photosensitivity Reaction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 26.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.84 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 61.61 %
  • male: 38.39 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.53 %
  • 2-9: 8.56 %
  • 10-19: 10.7 %
  • 20-29: 1.6 %
  • 30-39: 7.49 %
  • 40-49: 17.65 %
  • 50-59: 31.02 %
  • 60+: 22.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (109 people, 45.80%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (20 people, 8.40%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (19 people, 7.98%)
  • Psoriasis (16 people, 6.72%)
  • Drug Dependence (6 people, 2.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (48 people, 20.17%)
  • Enbrel (48 people, 20.17%)
  • Humira (44 people, 18.49%)
  • Prednisone (34 people, 14.29%)
  • Voriconazole (29 people, 12.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (46 people, 19.33%)
  • Rashes (33 people, 13.87%)
  • Fatigue (24 people, 10.08%)
  • Nausea (23 people, 9.66%)
  • Cheilitis (22 people, 9.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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