Methotrexate and Weight loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight loss is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 223 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss 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 212,557 users)

Weight Loss

Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,764 Weight loss patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 223 people (0.11%) have Weight Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause Weight loss?

Time on Methotrexate when people have Weight Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 31.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 26.32 %
  • 10+ years: 21.05 %

Gender of people who have Weight Loss when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 82.57 %
  • male: 17.43 %

Age of people who have Weight Loss when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 1.64 %
  • 2-9: 7.1 %
  • 10-19: 4.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.73 %
  • 30-39: 9.84 %
  • 40-49: 12.02 %
  • 50-59: 31.15 %
  • 60+: 31.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (107 people, 47.98%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (38 people, 17.04%)
  • Psoriasis (22 people, 9.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 9.87%)
  • Pain (17 people, 7.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (84 people, 37.67%)
  • Folic Acid (44 people, 19.73%)
  • Humira (43 people, 19.28%)
  • Prednisone (34 people, 15.25%)
  • Zometa (20 people, 8.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (63 people, 28.25%)
  • Pain (51 people, 22.87%)
  • Fatigue (42 people, 18.83%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (40 people, 17.94%)
  • High Blood Pressure (40 people, 17.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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