Review: could Methotrexate cause White blood cell count increased?
Summary: White blood cell count increased could be caused by Methotrexate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Folic acid, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 129,658 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 553 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 (latest outcomes from 130,985 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
White blood cell count increased
White blood cell count increased (latest reports from 131,011 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 129,615 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 553 people (0.43%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased. They amount to 0.42% of all the 130,738 people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have White blood cell count increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|White blood cell count increased||14.29%||23.38%||7.79%||15.58%||24.68%||6.49%||7.79% |
Gender of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Methotrexate * :
|White blood cell count increased||71.00%||29.00% |
Age of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Methotrexate * :
|White blood cell count increased||0.00%||4.03%||5.24%||4.64%||5.04%||12.30%||23.59%||45.16% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (302 people, 54.61%)
- Hypertension (28 people, 5.06%)
- Osteoporosis (23 people, 4.16%)
- Juvenile arthritis (20 people, 3.62%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (17 people, 3.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (206 people, 37.25%)
- Prednisone (145 people, 26.22%)
- Enbrel (104 people, 18.81%)
- Remicade (104 people, 18.81%)
- Humira (101 people, 18.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Sarcoidosis also in lungs and eyes. Extended use of Pred Forte caused development of cataracts, one of which has been removed and I am awaiting the second operation.
Breathlessness is caused by lack of oxygen entering the bloodstream and my ongoing heart problems
Rarely able to sleep properly due to pain, sleeping for about 20 minutes at a time when I become so exhausted that the pain can't keep me awake
Muscle and joint pain have made me weak and clumsy.Pain is felt all over, from head to toes along with muscle cramps and intense burning sensation to skin on lower legs.
ACE levels fluctuate but average 110 - 150.
Blood pressure on average is 150 / 78 - no treatment given
I also take Nefopam Hydrochloride (Acupan) for pain but this drug is not on the list.
Immobility, fatigue and constant pain have left me very depressed ad harbouring thoughts of suicide. My 15 year old granddaughter has lived with me since the death of my daughter 11 years ago and it is my hope that I will live long enough to see her settled in college and independent after which the only thing I have to look forward to is to end my own suffering.
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