Review: could Methotrexate cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?
Summary: Shortness of breath is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,858 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,582 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 131,201 users)
Shortness of breath
Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 129,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,582 people (2.76%) have Shortness Of Breath.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||19.04%||25.69%||8.94%||11.24%||18.35%||12.16%||4.59% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate * :
|Shortness of breath||72.08%||27.92% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate * :
|Shortness of breath||0.51%||1.57%||3.43%||4.20%||7.79%||13.85%||22.19%||46.46% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||10.53%||47.37%||36.84%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||5.56%||11.11%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (2,218 people, 61.92%)
- Pain (273 people, 7.62%)
- Hypertension (244 people, 6.81%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (213 people, 5.95%)
- Arthritis (139 people, 3.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (1,334 people, 37.24%)
- Humira (1,111 people, 31.02%)
- Remicade (717 people, 20.02%)
- Prednisone (675 people, 18.84%)
- Enbrel (568 people, 15.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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