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Methotrexate

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4.6  Effectiveness
5.9  Side Effects
5.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 9 Methotrexate side effects and 3 Methotrexate benefits.

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Effectiveness of Methotrexate by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Methotrexate, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 25% 62.5% 12.5% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 3.1% 81.2% 12.5% 3.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 90.6% 3.1% 6.2%
Breathing 0% 3.1% 75% 18.8% 3.1%
Confidence 0% 9.4% 81.2% 6.2% 3.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 81.2% 18.8% 0%
Digestion 0% 15.6% 68.8% 9.4% 6.2%
Emotional Well-being 0% 15.6% 65.6% 15.6% 3.1%
Energy 0% 18.2% 33.3% 42.4% 6.1%
Eyesight 0% 3.1% 78.1% 12.5% 6.2%
Memory 0% 9.4% 78.1% 9.4% 3.1%
Mental Clarity 3.1% 12.5% 75% 9.4% 0%
Pain 3% 12.1% 51.5% 21.2% 12.1%
Patience 0% 9.4% 75% 15.6% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 9.4% 75% 6.2% 9.4%
Skin Complexion 0% 9.4% 68.8% 18.8% 3.1%
Sleep 3.1% 12.5% 71.9% 12.5% 0%
Stress Level 0% 12.5% 71.9% 15.6% 0%
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Commonly Reported Methotrexate Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Swelling 72.2% 16.7% 11.1% 0% 0%
Back Pain 61.5% 23.1% 15.4% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 63.6% 31.8% 4.5% 0% 0%
Headache 56.2% 21.9% 12.5% 9.4% 0%
Hair Loss 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 6.7% 20% 6.7% 0%
Fatigue 25.8% 19.4% 48.4% 6.5% 0%
Depression 70.6% 11.8% 11.8% 5.9% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 68.8% 18.8% 6.2% 6.2% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 66.7% 19% 4.8% 9.5% 0%
Mood Swings 66.7% 20% 13.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 64.7% 0% 23.5% 5.9% 5.9%
Blurred Vision 66.7% 26.7% 6.7% 0% 0%
Vomiting 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 80% 0% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Stomach Ache 40% 6.7% 40% 13.3% 0%
Confusion 86.7% 0% 6.7% 6.7% 0%
Fever 76.5% 17.6% 5.9% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Bruising 78.6% 14.3% 0% 7.1% 0%
Cataracts 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Congestion 65% 20% 10% 5% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 77.8% 5.6% 11.1% 5.6% 0%
Chest Pain 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Indigestion 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 83.3% 5.6% 11.1% 0% 0%
Respiratory Tract Infection 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 60% 33.3% 6.7% 0% 0%
Chills 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Drowsiness 26.7% 40% 33.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 63% 22.2% 11.1% 0% 3.7%
Weak Skin 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 80% 16.7% 3.3% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 77.8% 11.1% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Sweating 0% 0% 0% 50% 50%
Rectal Hemorrhage 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Flu-Like Symptoms 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 54.5% 18.2% 22.7% 4.5% 0%
Skin Problems 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Sinusitis 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 0% 20% 13.3% 0%
Allergic Reaction 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 73.3% 6.7% 13.3% 6.7% 0%
Diarrhea 72.4% 20.7% 3.4% 3.4% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Methotrexate Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Diarrhea 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Muscle Disease 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 75% 15% 5% 5% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Cough 80% 5% 5% 10% 0%
Hives 85.7% 9.5% 4.8% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 75% 10% 10% 5% 0%
Bladder Problems / Incontinence 86.4% 0% 13.6% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Heartburn 75% 5% 10% 10% 0%
Lung Inflammation 85% 10% 0% 0% 5%
Blurred Vision 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 87% 8.7% 0% 4.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 84.6% 0% 15.4% 0% 0%
Fainting 90% 5% 5% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Infertility 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Skin Rash 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Anemia 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Itching 81% 9.5% 4.8% 4.8% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Infection 79.2% 12.5% 4.2% 4.2% 0%
Depression 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fever 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Methotrexate
Since taking Methotrexate Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.3%
Stroke 1.3%
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User Comments about Methotrexate
30 Jan 2012 This medication does make me feel tired and sick to my stomach.
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06 Jan 2012 This drug works so well for me! What a blessing!
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13 Jun 2011 Believe that this has been helpful to my condition but usefullness now wearing off. Being Considered for Biological Agent
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23 May 2011 Certainly revolutionised the way I feel and has helped a lot. I used to struggle to walk 300 yards now I can go for miles (not so good the next day however!!)
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17 Jan 2011 without Methotrexate my ability to work, walk more than 10 steps, and use my hands would not be possible.
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