Methotrexate and Pulmonary fibrosis - from FDA reports
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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Pulmonary fibrosis with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 231,270 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 22, 2017
231,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 1,319 people (0.57%) have Pulmonary fibrosis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methotrexate when people have Pulmonary fibrosis *:
- < 1 month: 7.12 %
- 1 - 6 months: 13.48 %
- 6 - 12 months: 9.74 %
- 1 - 2 years: 14.98 %
- 2 - 5 years: 25.47 %
- 5 - 10 years: 19.1 %
- 10+ years: 10.11 %
Gender of people who have Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Methotrexate *:
- female: 58.89 %
- male: 41.11 %
Age of people who have Pulmonary fibrosis when taking Methotrexate *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 1.07 %
- 10-19: 2.15 %
- 20-29: 0.78 %
- 30-39: 3.9 %
- 40-49: 4.59 %
- 50-59: 17.56 %
- 60+: 69.95 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (44 people, 3.34%)
- Psoriatic Arthropathy (42 people, 3.18%)
- Osteoporosis (31 people, 2.35%)
- Pain (28 people, 2.12%)
- Depression (24 people, 1.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Folic Acid (266 people, 20.17%)
- Enbrel (257 people, 19.48%)
- Humira (217 people, 16.45%)
- Remicade (199 people, 15.09%)
- Prednisone (174 people, 13.19%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Pneumonia (267 people, 20.24%)
- Breathing Difficulty (177 people, 13.42%)
- Interstitial Lung Disease (138 people, 10.46%)
- Cough (117 people, 8.87%)
- Fatigue (111 people, 8.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Questions to the study
Hi, I started on methotrexate approx 2mths ago to help with my rheumatoid condition Ankylosing Spondylitis. I also take Sulphasalazine and pre gabalin and have done since diagnosis 2.5yrs ago. Since starting in the methotrexate I have started to suffer with some unpleasant symptoms around ...
I have been on Lyrica 50 mg for years. I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis last year. The neuropathy in my feet has gotten worse and my Doctor upped my Lyrica to 150 mg. Instantaneously I had worse breathing issues. Lyrica was the only thing I could think of because I started the higher dose ...
I started a low dose (10 mg) of methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis last week and noticed this week, after taking my second does, that my face is breaking out. Does anyone have any similar experiences? I also take 5 mg of folic acid daily. Thanks for any help you can offer up.
Not sure what where to go with this. I have fibromyalgia and relapsing polchondritus also a disability from va.. I have my flares mostly under control. As well as what to do when they become apparent. After many years on pharmaceuticals I went a different direction. With medical marijauna. ...
User reviews to the study
It's been years since I've taken Methotrexate and when I was taking it years ago I had the numbness in my feet. Years later, it has returned and they're not sure what is the reason for my neuropathy. This time it's also in my hands. I took it for arthritis but now the military and the VA are ...
Hi everyone. I've been on methotrexate for about 10 years for psoriatic arthritis. My friends and family think it's funny how I'm always sweaty and hot when everyone else is comfortable or even cold. I, however, do not find it so funny that while sitting at a restaurant I start literally ...
Hi there, I have advanced RH, no medications for over past 12 years. Had an extreme flare up a few months back so went to rheumatologist who has prescribed 10 mg methotrexate, weekly and daily palquil, 5mg prednisone and 2x weekly folic acid. I have been on them nearly 3 months now. This ...