A study for a 40 year old woman who takes Methotrexate - from FDA reports


14,526 females aged 40 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 40 year old female patient who has Cancer. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Jun, 12, 2018

14,526 females aged 40 (±5) who take Methotrexate are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Methotrexate for a 40-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 40
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Cancer
  • Drugs taken:
    • Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Nightmares(unpleasant dreams): 2 (0.01% of females aged 40 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

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Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  3. Joint pain
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Fever
1 - 6 months:
  1. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  2. Cardio-respiratory arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
  3. Drug ineffective
  4. Peritoneal tuberculosis
  5. Gastrointestinal perforation (hole in the digestive tract)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Transaminases increased
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  4. Sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands)
  5. Breathing difficulty
1 - 2 years:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Joint pain
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Drug ineffective
  5. Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Migraine (headache)
  4. Pneumonia
  5. Pain
5 - 10 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Ovarian epithelial cancer (cancer that begins in the cells on the surface of the ovary)
  5. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
10+ years:
  1. Pain
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Swelling
  5. Hair loss
not specified:
  1. Injection site pain
  2. Drug ineffective
  3. Joint pain
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 1,279 people, 8.80%
  2. Pain : 634 people, 4.36%
  3. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 591 people, 4.07%
  4. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 469 people, 3.23%
  5. Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine): 423 people, 2.91%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel (4,467 people, 30.75%)
  2. Humira (3,875 people, 26.68%)
  3. Folic Acid (3,255 people, 22.41%)
  4. Prednisone (1,825 people, 12.56%)
  5. Remicade (1,325 people, 9.12%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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