Review: could Methotrexate cause Squamous cell carcinoma?
Summary: Squamous cell carcinoma is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,925 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 369 have Squamous cell carcinoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Squamous cell carcinoma and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,268 Methotrexate users)
Squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma (a cancer of a kind of epithelial cell) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease. (latest reports from 5,154 Squamous cell carcinoma patients)
On Apr, 3, 2015: 129,908 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 369 people (0.28%) have Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Squamous cell carcinoma * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Squamous cell carcinoma||13.79%||12.07%||13.79%||6.90%||41.38%||12.07%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Squamous cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Squamous cell carcinoma||58.67%||41.33% |
Age of people who have Squamous cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate * :
|Squamous cell carcinoma||0.00%||0.54%||0.80%||0.00%||1.34%||8.04%||21.18%||68.10% |
Severity of Squamous cell carcinoma when taking Methotrexate ** :
How people recovered from Squamous cell carcinoma ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (307 people, 83.20%)
- Psoriasis (28 people, 7.59%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (21 people, 5.69%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 4.61%)
- Hypertension (16 people, 4.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (217 people, 58.81%)
- Remicade (123 people, 33.33%)
- Golimumab (90 people, 24.39%)
- Acetaminophen (78 people, 21.14%)
- Zocor (70 people, 18.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Folic Acid, Orencia, Methotrexate for a 45-year old woman with Arthritis - Rheumatoid. The patient has Joint Stiffness
- A study of drug interactions between Remicade, Methotrexate for a 47-year old woman with Sarcoidosis. The patient has Burning Eyes, Burning Eyes, Shortness Of Breath, Painful Respiration
- A study of drug interactions between Humira, Folic Acid, Methotrexate for a 71-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Depression, Skin Graft, Eyes - Yellow, Fatigue, Nausea And Vomiting, Confusional State, Tremor
- A study of side effects of Methotrexate for a 55-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Diarrhoea
- A study of drug interactions between Plaquenil, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Methotrexate, Lamictal for a 47-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Seizures. The patient has Broken Jaw
Recent Methotrexate related drug comparison:
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