Review: could Methotrexate cause Skin Depigmentation?


Summary

Skin depigmentation is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 128,587 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Skin depigmentation. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin depigmentation 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 129,243 users)

Skin Depigmentation

Skin depigmentation (lightening of the skin) (latest reports from 461 Skin depigmentation patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

128,587 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 9 people (0.01%) have Skin Depigmentation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Skin depigmentation?

Gender of people who have Skin Depigmentation when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Skin Depigmentation when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 37.5 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 12.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (1 person)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (1 person)
  • Migraine (1 person)
  • Hypersensitivity (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (5 people)
  • Cyclosporine (3 people)
  • Methylprednisolone (2 people)
  • Prednisone (1 person)
  • Arthrotec (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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