Review: could Methotrexate cause Weight loss?
Summary: Weight loss is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,897 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.
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Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 131,243 Methotrexate users)
Weight loss has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 20,287 Weight loss patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 129,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 110 people (0.08%) have Weight Loss.
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||82.61%||17.39% |
Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Methotrexate * :
|Weight loss||0.00%||7.77%||2.91%||3.88%||14.56%||15.53%||27.18%||28.16% |
Severity of Weight loss when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight loss||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
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, 42.73%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (14 people, 12.73%)
- Breast cancer (12 people, 10.91%)
- Prophylaxis (11 people, 10.00%)
- Vitamin supplementation (10 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (32 people, 29.09%)
- Prednisone (25 people, 22.73%)
- Enbrel (22 people, 20.00%)
- Humira (19 people, 17.27%)
- Alprazolam (17 people, 15.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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