Review: could Methotrexate cause Sinus Congestion?


Summary

Sinus congestion is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 191,459 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 515 have Sinus congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus congestion 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 205,731 users)

Sinus Congestion

Sinus congestion (blockage of sinus) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, insomnia, stroke, fatigue (latest reports from 10,093 Sinus congestion patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

191,459 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 515 people (0.27%) have Sinus Congestion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Sinus congestion?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Sinus Congestion *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sinus Congestion when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 80.89 %
  • male: 19.11 %

Age of people who have Sinus Congestion when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.82 %
  • 10-19: 1.36 %
  • 20-29: 2.17 %
  • 30-39: 6.79 %
  • 40-49: 17.39 %
  • 50-59: 37.5 %
  • 60+: 33.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (338 people, 65.63%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (69 people, 13.40%)
  • Psoriasis (33 people, 6.41%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (29 people, 5.63%)
  • Hypertension (26 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (219 people, 42.52%)
  • Humira (186 people, 36.12%)
  • Folic Acid (130 people, 25.24%)
  • Folic Acid. (55 people, 10.68%)
  • Prednisone (48 people, 9.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cough (140 people, 27.18%)
  • Nasopharyngitis (99 people, 19.22%)
  • Oropharyngeal Pain (81 people, 15.73%)
  • Pyrexia (80 people, 15.53%)
  • Headache (75 people, 14.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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