Methotrexate and White blood cell count increased - from FDA reports


Summary

White blood cell count increased is found among people who take Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have White blood cell count increased with Methotrexate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 223,372 people who have side effects when taking Methotrexate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 22, 2017

223,372 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 792 people (0.35%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methotrexate cause White blood cell count increased?

Time on Methotrexate when people have White Blood Cell Count Increased *:

  • < 1 month: 25.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.87 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.74 %
  • 10+ years: 5.62 %

Gender of people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased when taking Methotrexate *:

  • female: 69.96 %
  • male: 30.04 %

Age of people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased when taking Methotrexate *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 3.51 %
  • 10-19: 5.64 %
  • 20-29: 4.12 %
  • 30-39: 6.71 %
  • 40-49: 16.46 %
  • 50-59: 23.63 %
  • 60+: 39.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (403 people, 50.88%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (40 people, 5.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 4.55%)
  • Crohn's Disease (28 people, 3.54%)
  • Osteoporosis (27 people, 3.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (222 people, 28.03%)
  • Humira (161 people, 20.33%)
  • Prednisone (151 people, 19.07%)
  • Enbrel (150 people, 18.94%)
  • Remicade (105 people, 13.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (196 people, 24.75%)
  • C-Reactive Protein Increased (101 people, 12.75%)
  • Nausea (89 people, 11.24%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (89 people, 11.24%)
  • Joint Pain (86 people, 10.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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