Methotrexate and Rash - from FDA reports


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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 7,036 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,557 users)

Rash

Rash has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 263,392 Rash patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 7,036 people (3.36%) have Rash


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Rash?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Rash *:

  • < 1 month: 33.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.37 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.37 %
  • 10+ years: 3.87 %

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 75.99 %
  • male: 24.01 %

Age of people who have Rash when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.33 %
  • 2-9: 2.72 %
  • 10-19: 5.52 %
  • 20-29: 3.57 %
  • 30-39: 7.54 %
  • 40-49: 16.77 %
  • 50-59: 26.15 %
  • 60+: 37.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (4,014 people, 57.05%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (528 people, 7.50%)
  • Pain (418 people, 5.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (410 people, 5.83%)
  • Psoriasis (373 people, 5.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (2,096 people, 29.79%)
  • Folic Acid (1,733 people, 24.63%)
  • Enbrel (1,706 people, 24.25%)
  • Prednisone (844 people, 12.00%)
  • Remicade (719 people, 10.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (992 people, 14.10%)
  • Joint Pain (877 people, 12.46%)
  • Pain (828 people, 11.77%)
  • Fever (799 people, 11.36%)
  • Nausea (663 people, 9.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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