Methimazole and Arthralgia - from FDA reports


Arthralgia is found among people who take Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have High blood cholesterol. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,501 people who have side effects when taking Methimazole from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 22, 2018

2,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 99 people (3.96%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methimazole cause Arthralgia?

Time on Methimazole when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 53.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Methimazole *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Methimazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.38 %
  • 10-19: 5.95 %
  • 20-29: 5.95 %
  • 30-39: 5.95 %
  • 40-49: 10.71 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 19 people, 19.19%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 18 people, 18.18%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 14 people, 14.14%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 11 people, 11.11%
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 10 people, 10.10%
  6. Basedow's Disease (autoimmune disease where the thyroid is overactive, producing an excessive amount of thyroid hormones): 8 people, 8.08%
  7. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 7 people, 7.07%
  8. Depression: 6 people, 6.06%
  9. Breast Cancer: 5 people, 5.05%
  10. Preventive Health Care: 4 people, 4.04%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Humira: 15 people, 15.15%
  2. Aspirin: 12 people, 12.12%
  3. Crestor: 12 people, 12.12%
  4. Cozaar: 11 people, 11.11%
  5. Plavix: 11 people, 11.11%
  6. Prilosec: 11 people, 11.11%
  7. Reclast: 11 people, 11.11%
  8. Amlodipine: 10 people, 10.10%
  9. Lasix: 8 people, 8.08%
  10. Norvasc: 8 people, 8.08%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 25 people, 25.25%
  2. Weakness: 23 people, 23.23%
  3. Back Pain: 22 people, 22.22%
  4. Gait Disturbance: 21 people, 21.21%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 20 people, 20.20%
  6. Pain: 17 people, 17.17%
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 17 people, 17.17%
  8. Hair Loss: 16 people, 16.16%
  9. Chills (felling of cold): 14 people, 14.14%
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 14 people, 14.14%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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