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Review: could Methotrexate cause Sinus congestion?

Summary: Sinus congestion could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 129,658 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 287 have Sinus congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus congestion and more.

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On Apr, 12, 2014: 129,658 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 287 people (0.22%) have Sinus Congestion. They amount to 0.95% of all the 30,185 people who have Sinus Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sinus congestion in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Sinus congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sinus congestion28.57%14.29%28.57%0.00%0.00%28.57%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Sinus congestion81.34%18.66%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sinus congestion0.00%0.52%1.03%1.55%9.28%14.95%31.96%40.72%

Severity of Sinus congestion when taking Methotrexate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sinus congestion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (209 people, 72.82%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (33 people, 11.50%)
  3. Psoriasis (13 people, 4.53%)
  4. Anaemia (12 people, 4.18%)
  5. Pain (11 people, 3.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (160 people, 55.75%)
  2. Humira (93 people, 32.40%)
  3. Folic acid (84 people, 29.27%)
  4. Prednisone (38 people, 13.24%)
  5. Celebrex (23 people, 8.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Trying to determine if the timing of these drugs- especially the weekly mtx- should be staggered during the day to ensure they are appropriately absorbed. Periodic seizures continue- about once a quarter.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • I never had any symptoms of raynauds until is was put on methotrexate,and then Enbrel,and now Humira.I used a automotive laser thermometer to check my arm
    temp. which was 97 degrees,however my fingers on the same arm were between
    69-72 degrees.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Dosage for methotrexate is 15 to 17 mg. over ten year period.
    Have been taking about 800 mg. of frolic acid per day, plus whatever occurs naturally in food.
    For about a year have been dealing with urinary retention. Don't know if there is a connection.
    Will be seeing my doctor tomorrow .

    Also take generic Zantac

    Reply

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