Methotrexate and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


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 Humira, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Shortness of breath with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 231,270 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 18, 2017

231,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 6,472 people (2.8%) have Shortness of breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Shortness of breath *:

  • < 1 month: 17.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.34 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.94 %
  • 10+ years: 5.18 %

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

  • female: 73.71 %
  • male: 26.29 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.47 %
  • 2-9: 1.16 %
  • 10-19: 3.53 %
  • 20-29: 3.41 %
  • 30-39: 6.41 %
  • 40-49: 14.52 %
  • 50-59: 24.51 %
  • 60+: 46.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (478 people, 7.39%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (437 people, 6.75%)
  • Pain (431 people, 6.66%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (209 people, 3.23%)
  • Depression (183 people, 2.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (1,699 people, 26.25%)
  • Folic Acid (1,533 people, 23.69%)
  • Enbrel (1,252 people, 19.34%)
  • Remicade (919 people, 14.20%)
  • Prednisone (853 people, 13.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,149 people, 17.75%)
  • Cough (1,030 people, 15.91%)
  • Fatigue (974 people, 15.05%)
  • Fever (929 people, 14.35%)
  • Nausea (812 people, 12.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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