eHealthMe - FDA and Social Media, Personalized eHealthMe - FDA and Social Media, Personalized

FDA and Social Media, Personalized

Tools
Browse by drug       Browse by condition       Feature support groups

Home > Methotrexate > Weight gain > Methotrexate and Weight gain

Review: could Methotrexate cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

We study 129,821 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,304 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Methotrexate and have Weight gain >>>

Methotrexate

Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,165 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 528,152 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 129,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,304 people (1.00%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Methotrexate reports

Time on Methotrexate when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain47.32%20.54%4.46%12.50%9.82%3.57%1.79%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain80.61%19.39%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.27%3.29%4.80%4.89%11.47%19.64%27.56%28.09%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Methotrexate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain7.14%50.00%28.57%14.29%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (663 people, 50.84%)
  2. Pain (140 people, 10.74%)
  3. Hypertension (86 people, 6.60%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (63 people, 4.83%)
  5. Psoriatic arthropathy (58 people, 4.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (440 people, 33.74%)
  2. Enbrel (437 people, 33.51%)
  3. Prednisone (362 people, 27.76%)
  4. Humira (335 people, 25.69%)
  5. Omeprazole (120 people, 9.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Weight Gain while taking Methotrexate?

Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Methotrexate and have Weight Gain
- support group for people who take Methotrexate
- support group for people who have Weight Gain

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Took synthroid after birth of daugther, 12 years ago. Eventually came off synthroid while takine kelp and selenium. Joint aches and pains, especially knees and elbows. TSH 4.22, which has doubled since starting methotrexate.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • The abnormal dreams & mild hallucinations came only after starting the methylprednisolone a few days ago. They happen primarily when I am sleeping. I woke up last night with very unusual dreams & head/brain pain, and was quite concerned. I had taken 1 methylprednisolone & 1 cymbalta before bed. Earlier in the day, I had taken 2 methylprednisolone & 2 tramadol before a nap, and had similar, though not as severe issues. Trying to figure out what the interaction problem is. I did not take the muscle relaxant (cyclopenzaprine) before bed since I started the cortico steroid pack.

    Reply

    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Heart rate only increases after taking Plaquenil dose and then returns to normal a while later. I have also noticed weight gain since I started on plaquenil.

    Reply

Post a new comment    OR    Read more comments

Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

More questions for: Methotrexate, Weight gain

You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):

  • Humira: my experience
    I have had some form of arthritis probably since birth. My father and maternal grandfather had some form of arthritis. I began to realize pain in both ankles if I stood or walked too long. I began taking many NSAIDs when I was around 22. I've done gold, prednisone (twice), plaquenil, butazoidin, ...

  • Lyrica varied widely
    I was prescribed Lyrica for treatment of chronic pain. It was ineffective, but it knocked out the symptoms of interstitial. However, it also caused rapid weight gain (I went from 110 to 130 lbs. in just a few weeks) and my ankles started to swell. The pain doctor advised me to discontinue the dru ...

  • Crestor side effects
    I'm a vegetarian all my life , very athletic, I work out a lot , I run. In the last year or two My cholesterol seems to go high, my primary Doctor knows that I go for the healthy stuff so he advice a couple of things. But unfortunately nothing woks so he put me on Crestor, it has been a really bad e ...

More reviews for: Methotrexate, Weight gain

On eHealthMe, Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium) is often used for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions Methotrexate is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is Methotrexate used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Could it be a symptom from a condition:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause it?

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

44 million health professionals and patients have studied on eHealthMe. Recent studies:

- Klonopin, Meloxicam for a 39-year old woman who has Anxiety, Back Pain (23 minutes ago)

- Prometrium for a 57-year old woman who has Post Menopause (1 hour ago)

- Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 26-year old woman who has Depression (2 hours ago)

 

Recent mobile support groups

- Methotrexate

- Belviq and Flushing

- Reglan and Quadriplegia

- Effexor Xr

- Terbinafine Hydrochloride and Insomnia

 

Recent user comments

- "My ears were bothering me last week and were clogged ... " (5 hours ago)

- "Had clogged ears with ear wax this week. Got them cle ... " (6 hours ago)

- "My son also has epilepsy. His seisures are always un ... " (7 hours ago)

 

Recent searches

- Lordosis Post Surgical
- Linocycline
- Shortness Of Breath
- Raspberry Ketone
- Hand Tremor

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.