Review: could Methotrexate cause Weight gain?
We study 129,746 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,302 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,070 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,103 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 16, 2014: 129,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 1,302 people (1.00%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.25% of all the 526,644 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||47.27%||20.00%||4.55%||12.73%||10.00%||3.64%||1.82% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Weight gain||80.58%||19.42% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Methotrexate * :
|Weight gain||0.27%||3.29%||4.81%||4.90%||11.40%||19.59%||27.60%||28.14% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||8.33%||50.00%||25.00%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (663 people, 50.92%)
- Pain (140 people, 10.75%)
- Hypertension (86 people, 6.61%)
- Vitamin supplementation (63 people, 4.84%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (57 people, 4.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (438 people, 33.64%)
- Enbrel (437 people, 33.56%)
- Prednisone (361 people, 27.73%)
- Humira (335 people, 25.73%)
- Omeprazole (120 people, 9.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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