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Review: could Methotrexate cause Pulmonary fibrosis (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)?

Summary: Pulmonary fibrosis is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,841 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 894 have Pulmonary fibrosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary fibrosis and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,185 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend of methotrexate reports

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs) (latest reports from 10,003 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, primary pulmonary hypertension.

Trend of Pulmonary fibrosis reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 894 people (0.69%) have Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Trend of Pulmonary fibrosis in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Pulmonary fibrosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary fibrosis7.11%16.89%11.56%15.56%24.89%15.56%8.44%

Gender of people who have Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Pulmonary fibrosis61.91%38.09%

Age of people who have Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pulmonary fibrosis0.00%0.99%1.98%0.99%3.58%4.69%16.17%71.60%

Severity of Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pulmonary fibrosis0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pulmonary fibrosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (498 people, 55.70%)
  2. Osteoporosis (23 people, 2.57%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (22 people, 2.46%)
  4. Depression (21 people, 2.35%)
  5. Hypertension (19 people, 2.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (321 people, 35.91%)
  2. Humira (193 people, 21.59%)
  3. Remicade (181 people, 20.25%)
  4. Prednisone (161 people, 18.01%)
  5. Enbrel (137 people, 15.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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