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 . We study 209,150 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA. Among them, 769 have White blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count increased and more.

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Methotrexate

Methotrexate has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Methotrexate 212,560 users)

White Blood Cell Count Increased

White blood cell count increased has been reported by people with schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 31,964 White blood cell count increased patients).

On Feb, 10, 2017

209,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate.
Among them, 769 people (0.37%) 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: 8.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.74 %
  • 10+ years: 4.49 %

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

  • female: 70.51 %
  • male: 29.49 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 3.62 %
  • 10-19: 5.51 %
  • 20-29: 4.09 %
  • 30-39: 6.77 %
  • 40-49: 16.69 %
  • 50-59: 23.15 %
  • 60+: 40.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (388 people, 50.46%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (37 people, 4.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (35 people, 4.55%)
  • Pain (27 people, 3.51%)
  • Osteoporosis (25 people, 3.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (222 people, 28.87%)
  • Humira (157 people, 20.42%)
  • Prednisone (151 people, 19.64%)
  • Enbrel (144 people, 18.73%)
  • Remicade (103 people, 13.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (192 people, 24.97%)
  • C-Reactive Protein Increased (98 people, 12.74%)
  • Nausea (87 people, 11.31%)
  • Haemoglobin Decreased (87 people, 11.31%)
  • Joint Pain (81 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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