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Review: could Methotrexate cause Photosensitivity reaction?





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 Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,858 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 198 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. (view latest outcomes from 131,201 users)

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Photosensitivity reaction 6,424 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 129,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 198 people (0.15%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction5.26%26.32%10.53%26.32%26.32%5.26%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction63.86%36.14%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%3.30%12.64%3.30%8.24%21.98%28.02%22.53%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (79 people, 39.90%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (10 people, 5.05%)
  3. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (10 people, 5.05%)
  4. Psoriasis (8 people, 4.04%)
  5. Drug dependence (6 people, 3.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (60 people, 30.30%)
  2. Enbrel (54 people, 27.27%)
  3. Prednisone (53 people, 26.77%)
  4. Humira (30 people, 15.15%)
  5. Methotrexate sodium (21 people, 10.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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