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Review: could Methotrexate cause Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy?

We study 129,821 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 246 have Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by opportunistic infection of brain cells) (latest reports from 23,889 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis, non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

On Oct, 30, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 246 people (0.19%) have Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy.

Trend of Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy3.03%36.36%21.21%0.00%6.06%27.27%6.06%

Gender of people who have Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy64.86%35.14%

Age of people who have Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy0.00%0.41%7.85%4.13%3.31%16.94%24.38%42.98%

Severity of Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy when taking Methotrexate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (123 people, 50.00%)
  2. Tonsil cancer (21 people, 8.54%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 5.69%)
  4. Polymyositis (12 people, 4.88%)
  5. Dermatomyositis (11 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (58 people, 23.58%)
  2. Folic acid (56 people, 22.76%)
  3. Mabthera (51 people, 20.73%)
  4. Rituximab (48 people, 19.51%)
  5. Rituxan (45 people, 18.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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