Review: could Methotrexate cause Weight loss?
We study 129,773 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 109 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,102 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Weight loss (latest reports from 98,312 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 129,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 109 people (0.08%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.11% of all the 98,166 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Weight loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight loss||0.00%||14.29%||14.29%||14.29%||28.57%||14.29%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Weight loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Weight loss||82.46%||17.54% |
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Weight loss||0.00%||7.84%||2.94%||3.92%||14.71%||15.69%||27.45%||27.45% |
Severity of Weight loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Weight loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 43.12%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (14 people, 12.84%)
- Breast cancer (12 people, 11.01%)
- Prophylaxis (11 people, 10.09%)
- Vitamin supplementation (10 people, 9.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (32 people, 29.36%)
- Prednisone (25 people, 22.94%)
- Enbrel (22 people, 20.18%)
- Humira (19 people, 17.43%)
- Alprazolam (17 people, 15.60%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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