Review: could Methotrexate cause Photosensitivity reaction?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 124,856 people who take Methotrexate. Among them, 195 have Photosensitivity reaction. See who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 130,928 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Methotrexate include fever, injection site pain, joint pain, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 26,902 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 124,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 195 people (0.16%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Photosensitivity reaction||5.56%||22.22%||11.11%||27.78%||27.78%||5.56%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Methotrexate * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||63.32%||36.68% |
Age of people who have Photosensitivity reaction when taking Methotrexate * :
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||3.35%||12.85%||3.35%||7.82%||22.35%||27.37%||22.91% |
Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Photosensitivity reaction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (78 people, 40.00%)
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (10 people, 5.13%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (10 people, 5.13%)
- Psoriasis (8 people, 4.10%)
- Drug dependence (6 people, 3.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (59 people, 30.26%)
- Enbrel (53 people, 27.18%)
- Prednisone (53 people, 27.18%)
- Humira (30 people, 15.38%)
- Methotrexate sodium (21 people, 10.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Debby on Jun, 29, 2011:
I have been taking Gabapentin, 600 mg at night, for over two years due to lumbar decompression and fusion of L4-L5. During the same year I had C4-C7 fused as well. I take a 10 milligram Valium every night. Due to these surgeries I have been totally incapacitated for over a year. I am also a 62 year old female. Recently I gradually started getting back into playing golf, as well as other more physical activities. While playing golf I started noticing that I was getting a terrine rash. It started at my ankles and have now worked its way up to my knees, right where the sun hits. It looks terrible and my dermatologist took a biopsy today. Could it be due to photosensity caused by Valium and Gabapentin? The doctor says that it's actually blood vessels breaking or leaking under the skin. It looks terrible, and when I stand I feel a sensation of pins and needles in my lower legs. I don't know what to think or do. I do not want to be housebound any longer.
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