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Review: could Methotrexate cause Shortness of breath?

We study 129,746 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,581 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,079 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,342,257 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 129,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 3,581 people (2.76%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.27% of all the 1,343,139 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath19.08%25.75%8.97%11.03%18.39%12.18%4.60%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath72.10%27.90%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.51%1.57%3.43%4.20%7.79%13.86%22.19%46.44%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath11.11%50.00%33.33%5.56%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath5.88%5.88%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (2,218 people, 61.94%)
  2. Pain (273 people, 7.62%)
  3. Hypertension (244 people, 6.81%)
  4. Psoriatic arthropathy (213 people, 5.95%)
  5. Arthritis (139 people, 3.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (1,334 people, 37.25%)
  2. Humira (1,111 people, 31.02%)
  3. Remicade (717 people, 20.02%)
  4. Prednisone (675 people, 18.85%)
  5. Enbrel (568 people, 15.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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