Review: could Methotrexate cause Renal failure?
We study 129,773 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,150 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,102 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 428,829 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, multiple myeloma, diabetes, pain.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 129,757 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,417 people (1.09%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.32% of all the 436,503 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Renal failure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Renal failure||48.57%||8.57%||6.79%||8.57%||15.71%||7.14%||4.64% |
Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Methotrexate * :
|Renal failure||58.46%||41.54% |
Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Methotrexate * :
|Renal failure||0.72%||3.06%||15.38%||3.70%||4.91%||13.12%||19.81%||39.29% |
Severity of Renal failure when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Renal failure||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Renal failure ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (461 people, 32.53%)
- Hypertension (77 people, 5.43%)
- Osteoporosis (72 people, 5.08%)
- Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (67 people, 4.73%)
- Prophylaxis (46 people, 3.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (312 people, 22.02%)
- Folic acid (287 people, 20.25%)
- Humira (219 people, 15.46%)
- Cyclophosphamide (218 people, 15.38%)
- Remicade (197 people, 13.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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