Review: could Methotrexate cause Vomiting?


Summary

Vomiting is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 150,778 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,746 have Vomiting. Find out below who they are, when they have Vomiting 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 160,929 users)

Vomiting

Vomiting has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, renal failure acute, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 172,103 Vomiting patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

150,778 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 3,746 people (2.48%) have Vomiting


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Vomiting?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Vomiting *:

  • < 1 month: 37.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.47 %
  • 10+ years: 4.22 %

Gender of people who have Vomiting when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 74.73 %
  • male: 25.27 %

Age of people who have Vomiting when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.87 %
  • 2-9: 7.54 %
  • 10-19: 11.39 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 8.41 %
  • 40-49: 13.2 %
  • 50-59: 22.33 %
  • 60+: 31.68 %

Severity if Vomiting when taking Methotrexate **:

  • least: 18.18 %
  • moderate: 54.55 %
  • severe: 27.27 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Vomiting **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,646 people)
  • Pain (224 people)
  • Hypertension (192 people)
  • Prophylaxis (158 people)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (152 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (1,051 people)
  • Humira (744 people)
  • Prednisone (610 people)
  • Enbrel (577 people)
  • Remicade (411 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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