Methotrexate Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports
The following Methotrexate Diarrhoea side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diarrhoea, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Methotrexate or it might take time to develop.
|Pancytopenia, Hyperglycaemia, Diarrhoea, Renal Failure|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 75-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck,diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Methotrexate (dosage: Dose- 40mg/mq), which was started on 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
|Hypokalaemia, Pancytopenia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea|
This Diarrhoea Methotrexate side effect was reported by a health professional from FR on Feb 20, 2014. A Female , 50 years of age, weighting 156.5 lb, was diagnosed with
|Febrile Neutropenia, Dermatitis, Thrombocytopenia, Stomatitis, Alopecia, Diarrhoea, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Mouth Ulceration, Haematocrit Decreased|
This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from TR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: ectopic pregnancy, who was treated with Methotrexate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
|Toxicity To Various Agents, Accidental Overdose, Stomatitis, Dysphagia, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Hypophagia, Skin Ulcer|
A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE with the following symptoms: rheumatoid arthritis started Methotrexate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Methotrexate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Bone Marrow Failure, Agranulocytosis, Febrile Neutropenia, Folate Deficiency, Thrombocytopenia, Pyrexia, Alopecia, Dermatitis, Diarrhoea|
A female patient from TR was prescribed and started Methotrexate on Jan 30, 2014. Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: bone marrow failure, agranulocytosis, febrile neutropenia, folate deficiency, thrombocytopenia, pyrexia, alopecia, dermatitis, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Methotrexate dosage: 75 Mg According To 50 Mg/m2 Regimen. Concurrently used drugs:
|Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Platelet Count Decreased|
This report suggests a potential Methotrexate Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 76-year-old female patient from GB (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): rheumatoid arthritis and used Methotrexate (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2010. Soon after starting Methotrexate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Nausea, Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea, Dry Skin, Contusion, Dyspnoea, Oral Fungal Infection, Speech Disorder, Abscess|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 03, 2013 by a Female taking Methotrexate (dosage: 2.5 Mg, Take 7 Pills On Saturday. Po?once Week, On Saturday) was diagnosed with
|Stomatitis, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Contusion, Yellow Skin, Pallor, Chest Pain, Headache, Chills|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 22-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): juvenile idiopathic arthritis.On 201305 a consumer started treatment with Methotrexate (dosage: 1 Pill Once A Week (saturday) Mouth). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Cheilitis, Malaise, Fluid Retention, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Diarrhoea, Paronychia, Nail Infection|
This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: adult t-cell lymphoma/leukaemia and was treated with Methotrexate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
|Pancytopenia, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Stomatitis, Oral Candidiasis, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypoalbuminaemia, Renal Impairment, Mean Cell Volume Increased|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Jul 31, 2013. A female patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with
|Pancytopenia, Dysphagia, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Stomatitis|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from TR. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis. The patient was prescribed Methotrexate (dosage: 2.5 Mg/day Three Days A Week), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Methotrexate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Alopecia, Product Quality Issue, Gastrooesophageal Cancer|
This Diarrhoea Methotrexate side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jul 03, 2013. A Female , weighting 53.99 lb, was diagnosed with
|Immunosuppression, Anaemia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, Diarrhoea, Urinary Tract Infection, Arteriovenous Fistula Site Infection, Enterococcal Infection, Endocarditis|
This is a Methotrexate Sodium side effect report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from AU, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: central nervous system lymphoma, who was treated with Methotrexate Sodium (dosage:1g/m2; Total Dose 1600mg Over 2 Hours Every 2 Weeks, start time: NS), combined with:
|Cardiac Failure Congestive, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Performance Status Decreased, Ileus, Urosepsis, Diarrhoea, Pleural Effusion|
A 64-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Methotrexate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Methotrexate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Toxicity To Various Agents, Pyrexia, Chills, Diarrhoea, Mucosal Inflammation, Skin Necrosis, Stem Cell Transplant|
A female patient from FR was prescribed and started Methotrexate on May 06, 2013. After Methotrexate was administered, patient encountered several Methotrexate side effects: toxicity to various agents, pyrexia, chills, diarrhoea, mucosal inflammation, skin necrosis, stem cell transplant Additional patient health information: Female , 28 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Febrile Neutropenia, Stomatitis, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Haemoglobin Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased|
This report suggests a potential Methotrexate Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient from IT (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): breast cancer and used Methotrexate (dosage: 65 Mg Milligram(s) (cyclical) Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)) starting Oct 22, 2012. Soon after starting Methotrexate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting|
An adverse event was reported by a physician on Mar 06, 2013 by a male taking Methotrexate (dosage: NA) . Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 31.39 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
|Leukopenia, Diarrhoea, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain|
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): cutaneous sarcoidosis.On NS a consumer started treatment with Methotrexate (dosage: 15 Mg/week). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Methotrexate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
|Leukopenia, Diarrhoea, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Abdominal Pain|
This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: cutaneous sarcoidosis and was treated with Methotrexate (dosage: 15 Mg/week) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
|Hypophagia, Rectal Haemorrhage, Abdominal Pain, Chills, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea Exertional, Febrile Neutropenia, Mouth Ulceration, Pancytopenia|
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from CA on Feb 15, 2013. A patient from CA , 66 years of age, weighting 178.6 lb, was treated with Methotrexate. Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: hypophagia, rectal haemorrhage, abdominal pain, chills, diarrhoea, dyspnoea exertional, febrile neutropenia, mouth ulceration, pancytopenia. Methotrexate dosage: 20 Milligram Daily;.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
Methotrexate Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.
Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.Who gets diarrhea?
People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.
People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.What causes diarrhea?
The most common causes of diarrhea include
- Bacteria from contaminated food or water
- Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
- Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
- Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
- Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
- Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
- Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome
Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.
Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?
Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include
- Cramps or pain in the abdomen
- An urgent need to use the bathroom
- Loss of bowel control
If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?
Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have
- Signs of dehydration
- Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
- Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
- A fever of 102 degrees or higher
- Stools containing blood or pus
- Stools that are black and tarry
If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?
To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may
- Do a physical exam
- Ask about any medicines you are taking
- Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
- Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away
If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.What are the treatments for diarrhea?
Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.
Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.
Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.Can diarrhea be prevented?
Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.
You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:
- Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
- If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
- Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
- Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Methotrexate Diarrhoea Reviews
|Mon, 21 Feb 2011|
My 27 years of MTX therapy have prevented physical deformity but caused me to have damage to my lungs. I am short of breath on any activity. MTX helped the pain somewhat but at the cost of my lungs? I was never told about this possibility nor told it ultimately RA could be fatal. I am only in my 50's not ready to die yet!
|Sat, 26 Oct 2013|
has anybody had any positive affects from taking " Methoblastin " (Methotrexate) for psoaratic arthritis ? these reviews sound terrible and i have been told to go on it... im a little scared now :(
|Sun, 15 May 2011|
I have been on Methotrexate for almost months and last two weeks have had severe pains at times lower back , It feel like the kidneys because one side hurts at times and in the mornings it is worse. I am 3 days shy of talking another blood test. Is there anything I can do other than drink a lot of water. Thank you
|Sat, 20 Dec 2008|
|Hi I haven't had any side effects for the past six years of Methotrexate. but recently I am having some stomach discomfort like as soon as i eat something i have the slight discomfort on my abdoman. I take a glass of green leaf juice and i am fine again. I would want to know if I should reduce the dose.|
|Sun, 24 Jan 2010|
|I just started Methotrexate, I started itching in the same areas where I had experienced itching with the chicken pox 2 years ago. I am a 51 year old female who contracted chicken pox at 49 years old. This frightens me as I know this can cause disseminated herpes which can be potentially fatal. My Rheum told me to take Benadryl. I believe this is going to be my one and only shot this drug scares the death out of me.|
|Tue, 27 Apr 2010|
|painful cough after 2 days of 1st dose lasting-- to date-- 6 days|
|Thu, 27 May 2010|
|I am 60 Years of age. 8 years ago i was falsely diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, i was started on Methoblastin 5Mg a week, Was not given Folic Acid and Ranitidine within the 5 months of taking the tablets i developed exposed blood vessels and spots, Stomach pains, reflux, Unable to properly swollow food, confussion, memmory loss, anxiety attacks, nightmares, hard on sleeping, high fevers, diahria, halusanations, itching, dry skin, mouth and eyes, coughin, sore tendons etc.. After i had stoped taking it, specialist said the side effects would go away. The side effects have never gone.. I try to controll it by taking Folic Acid 1mg a day, Glusamine (Joint food). 3 days a week i will take a small amount of Milk Thistle. Too much of Milk thistle would cause Mood swings and Constipation. Doctors are no help.|
|Sat, 18 Sep 2010|
|im a 44yrs old female who took Methotrexate for 2yrs with excellent results and no side effects but had to stop taking it when it started lowering my white cells.|