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Review: could Methotrexate cause Rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Rash is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 3,925 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 976,060 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,988 people (3.07%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash34.82%20.94%13.18%8.00%11.76%8.00%3.29%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Rash74.37%25.63%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.38%3.42%6.85%3.75%8.05%16.70%23.11%37.73%

Severity of Rash when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash7.14%71.43%14.29%7.14%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,490 people, 62.44%)
  2. Pain (292 people, 7.32%)
  3. Psoriatic arthropathy (280 people, 7.02%)
  4. Hypertension (232 people, 5.82%)
  5. Prophylaxis (228 people, 5.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (1,500 people, 37.61%)
  2. Humira (1,433 people, 35.93%)
  3. Enbrel (910 people, 22.82%)
  4. Prednisone (754 people, 18.91%)
  5. Remicade (673 people, 16.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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