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Review: could Methotrexate cause Photosensitivity reaction?

We study 129,746 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 (latest outcomes from 131,070 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,780 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 129,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 198 people (0.15%) have Photosensitivity Reaction. They amount to 0.71% of all the 27,770 people who have Photosensitivity Reaction on eHealthMe.

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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  • 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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    vijay singh on Jul, 3, 2012:

    I am taking vitamin-E and vitamin-B complex regularly daily and Vitamin-A seldom from last two months. Now I saw that there is swelling on my finge's tip. Please suggest me some rimedy.

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    violet brown on Dec, 3, 2012:

    I'm a 52 y/o female with RA, Sjogrens and fibromyalgia. I've been on Humira & methotrexate for about 7 years. Sinusitis symptoms off and on, usually after Humira injection or day after taking mtx. Infection needing antibiotic only a few times. Frustrating, but better than hurting, fatigue and joint degeneration.

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