A study for a 44 year old woman who takes Methotrexate - from FDA reports


24,230 females aged 44 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 44 year old female patient who has Arthritis - Rheumatoid. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 17, 2019

24,230 females aged 44 (±5) who take Methotrexate are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Methotrexate for a 44-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 44
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Arthritis - Rheumatoid
  • Drugs taken:
    • Methotrexate (methotrexate sodium)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Fever
  2. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  5. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  6. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  7. Hair loss
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Weakness
  10. Balance disorder
1 - 6 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin)
  6. Cardio-respiratory arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
  7. Septic shock (shock due to blood infection)
  8. Joint pain
  9. Pain
  10. Alanine aminotransferase increased
6 - 12 months:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Migraine (headache)
  4. Hair loss
  5. Transaminases increased
  6. Breathing difficulty
  7. Drug intolerance (drug sensitivity)
  8. Headache (pain in head)
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Joint pain
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Joint pain
  4. Drug intolerance (drug sensitivity)
  5. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Rashes (redness)
  9. Fever
  10. Pain
2 - 5 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  4. Migraine (headache)
  5. Pain
  6. Treatment failure
  7. Transaminases increased
  8. Pneumonia
  9. Gastrointestinal disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
  10. Dizziness
5 - 10 years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Joint pain
  3. Pain
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Lung neoplasm malignant (cancer tumour of lung)
  9. Fever
  10. Rashes (redness)
10+ years:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Pain
  3. Hair loss
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue)
  6. Abdominal discomfort
  7. Drug intolerance (drug sensitivity)
  8. Swelling
  9. Rashes (redness)
  10. Hand deformity
not specified:
  1. Drug ineffective
  2. Joint pain
  3. Pain
  4. Injection site pain
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Rashes (redness)
  9. Fever
  10. Pain in extremity

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): 1,963 people, 8.10%
  2. Pain : 1,018 people, 4.20%
  3. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 973 people, 4.02%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 653 people, 2.70%
  5. Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine): 616 people, 2.54%
  6. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 583 people, 2.41%
  7. Depression : 573 people, 2.36%
  8. Vitamin Supplementation : 483 people, 1.99%
  9. Preventive Health Care : 467 people, 1.93%
  10. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 312 people, 1.29%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel (7,935 people, 32.75%)
  2. Humira (6,320 people, 26.08%)
  3. Folic Acid (4,397 people, 18.15%)
  4. Prednisone (2,428 people, 10.02%)
  5. Remicade (2,241 people, 9.25%)
  6. Plaquenil (1,753 people, 7.23%)
  7. Arava (1,174 people, 4.85%)
  8. Actemra (1,059 people, 4.37%)
  9. Orencia (1,034 people, 4.27%)
  10. Celebrex (840 people, 3.47%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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