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Methotrexate Pneumonia Side Effects

Methotrexate Pneumonia Side Effect Reports


The following Methotrexate Pneumonia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Pneumonia, 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.



Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 58-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Methotrexate Injection (methotrexate) (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Enbrel (Not Reported, Not Reported, Injection?)
  • Prednisone
  • Celebrex
  • Naproxen
  • Arava
  • Remicade
  • Plaquenil /00072602/
  • Humira
When starting to take Methotrexate Injection (methotrexate) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pneumonia
These side effects may potentially be related to Methotrexate Injection (methotrexate).
Pyrexia, Productive Cough, Sputum Discoloured, Sinus Congestion, Pneumonia, Pneumonitis

This Pneumonia Methotrexate side effect was reported by a physician from US on Apr 04, 2013. A male , 61 years of age, weighting 253.5 lb, was treated with Methotrexate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pyrexia
  • Productive Cough
  • Sputum Discoloured
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
. Methotrexate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Rituximab
  • Temozolomide
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Levitiracetum
  • Ondansetron
  • Senna
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Lung Disorder, Haemothorax, Empyema

This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GB, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, who was treated with Methotrexate (dosage:7.5 Mg, Qw, start time: Feb 12, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung Disorder
  • Haemothorax
  • Empyema
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Methotrexate treatment in female patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in Pneumonia.

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma T- And Null-cell Types, Pancreatitis Acute, Pneumonia

A 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: rheumatoid arthritis started Methotrexate treatment (dosage: NA) on 200803. Soon after starting Methotrexate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma T- And Null-cell Types
  • Pancreatitis Acute
  • Pneumonia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cyclosporine
  • Etanercept
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Methotrexate side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Pneumonia, Septic Shock, Fatigue, Dyspnoea, Pyrexia, Respiratory Failure

A female patient from TH was prescribed and started Methotrexate on Dec 14, 2012. Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: pneumonia, septic shock, fatigue, dyspnoea, pyrexia, respiratory failure Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, weighting 103.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Methotrexate dosage: 1.0714 Milligram Daily;. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Joint Dislocation, Colitis, Post Procedural Infection

This report suggests a potential Methotrexate Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Methotrexate (dosage: 2.8571 Milligram Daily;) starting Feb 16, 2009. Soon after starting Methotrexate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Colitis
  • Post Procedural Infection
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Methotrexate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Febrile Neutropenia, Ileus, Mucosal Inflammation, Pneumonia, Rash, Thrombocytopenia, Varicella

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 14, 2012 by a Female taking Methotrexate (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 6 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Methotrexate side effects: febrile neutropenia, ileus, mucosal inflammation, pneumonia, rash, thrombocytopenia, varicella. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Dasatinib
  • Etoposide
  • Ara-c
  • Interferon Alfa
The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Multi-organ Failure, Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pancytopenia, Immunodeficiency

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a health professional from ES. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): rheumatoid arthritis.On 201107 a consumer started treatment with Methotrexate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Etanercept
  • Prednisone (Daily Prednisone)
When commencing Methotrexate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pneumonia
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Septic Shock
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Pancytopenia
  • Immunodeficiency
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Multi-organ Failure, Renal Impairment, Metabolic Disorder, Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumonia, Pancytopenia, Immunodeficiency, Asthenia

This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis and was treated with Methotrexate (dosage: 20 Mg Weekly) starting 201107. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisone
  • Etanercept (50 Mg, Qw)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Renal Impairment
  • Metabolic Disorder
  • Septic Shock
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Asthenia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Methotrexate could cause Pneumonia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Sep 05, 2012. A female patient from US , 49 years of age, was treated with Methotrexate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Methotrexate side effects: pneumonia, respiratory failure. Methotrexate dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Methotrexate.
Infection, Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 57-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Methotrexate (dosage: NA), which was started on May 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Simponi
When starting to take Methotrexate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Methotrexate.
Pneumonia, Renal Failure Chronic, Microcytic Anaemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis

This Pneumonia Methotrexate side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Jun 20, 2012. A Female , 76 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, was treated with Methotrexate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal Failure Chronic
  • Microcytic Anaemia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
. Methotrexate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Remicade
Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Embolism, Respiratory Failure, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Methotrexate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prednisolone
  • Mabthera (01 Nov 2011, Last Rituximab Infusion)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pneumonia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Methotrexate treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Pneumonia.
Pneumonia, Tuberculosis

A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SPAIN with the following symptoms: NA started Methotrexate treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 30, 2000. Soon after starting Methotrexate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Nsaids
  • Omeprazole
  • Folic Acid
  • Remicade (Dose Reported As ^3^ (units Not Provided))
  • Calcium And Vitamin D
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Methotrexate side effects, such as Pneumonia.
Pneumonia Pneumococcal, Pyrexia

A patient from JAPAN was prescribed and started Methotrexate on Jun 13, 2012. After Methotrexate was administered, patient encountered several Methotrexate side effects: pneumonia pneumococcal, pyrexia Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Methotrexate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humira
The patient was hospitalized.
Cardiac Failure Acute, Pancytopenia, Bronchitis, Pneumonia

This report suggests a potential Methotrexate Pneumonia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): metastatic malignant melanoma and used Methotrexate (dosage: 25) starting Jun 15, 1985. Soon after starting Methotrexate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cardiac Failure Acute
  • Pancytopenia
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta
  • Nexium
  • Losartan Potassium
  • Ascorbic Acid (1 Unit)
  • Clonazepam
  • Norco (5/75 Mg Daily)
  • Potassium Sodium Hydrogen Citrate (Frequency: 1)
  • Topamax
The patient was hospitalized. Although Methotrexate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pneumonia, may still occur.
Bone Marrow Failure, Pneumonia

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 07, 2012 by a male taking Methotrexate Sodium (dosage: 15 Mg, Weekly) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , 58 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: bone marrow failure, pneumonia. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Neutrogin (250 Ug, 1x/day)
  • Rituximab (600 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Prednisolone (20 Mg, Weekly)
  • Adriamycin Pfs (80 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Cyclophosphamide (1250 Mg, Unk)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (2 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Prednisolone (100 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Neutrogin (200 Ug, 1x/day)
Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia, Lymphocytosis, Pneumonia, Multi-organ Failure, Septic Shock, Refractory Anaemia

This Pneumonia problem was reported by a health professional from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): acute lymphocytic leukaemia.On Jul 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Methotrexate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Vincristine
  • Doxorubicin Hcl
  • Cytarabine
  • Cyclophosphamide (100 Mg)
  • Prednisolone
  • Fluorouracil
  • Dexamethasone
  • Cyclophosphamide
When commencing Methotrexate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Multi-organ Failure
  • Septic Shock
  • Refractory Anaemia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pneumonia, Mycobacterial Infection

This is a Methotrexate side effect report of a 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from KOREA, REPUBLIC OF. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: rheumatoid arthritis and was treated with Methotrexate (dosage: NA) starting May 03, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aceclofenac
  • Folic Acid
  • Pantoprazole
  • Pravastatin Sodium
  • Prednisolone
  • Cimzia
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pneumonia
  • Mycobacterial Infection
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Methotrexate could cause Pneumonia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Leukopenia, Iatrogenic Injury, Inflammatory Marker Increased, Joint Effusion, Colitis, Pneumonia

This Pneumonia side effect was reported by a physician from MALAYSIA on May 21, 2012. A female patient from MALAYSIA , 58 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Methotrexate. Patient felt the following Methotrexate side effects: leukopenia, iatrogenic injury, inflammatory marker increased, joint effusion, colitis, pneumonia. Methotrexate dosage: 10 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Azathioprine (150 Mg)
  • Prednisolone
  • Mesalamine (3 G)
  • Etanercept
  • Azathioprine (100 Mg)
  • Methylprednisolone (500 Mg)
  • Sulfasalazine (2 G)
  • Prednisolone (10 Mg)
These side effects may potentially be related to Methotrexate.
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Methotrexate Pneumonia Causes and Reviews


Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Many germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can cause Pneumonia. You can also get Pneumonia by inhaling a liquid or chemical. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already have health problems.

Symptoms of Pneumonia vary from mild to severe. See your doctor promptly if you

  • Have a high fever
  • Have shaking chills
  • Have a cough with phlegm that doesn't improve or gets worse
  • Develop shortness of breath with normal daily activities
  • Have chest pain when you breathe or cough
  • Feel suddenly worse after a cold or the flu

Your doctor will use your medical history, a physical exam, and lab tests to diagnose Pneumonia. Treatment depends on what kind you have. If bacteria are the cause, antibiotics should help. If you have viral Pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medicine to treat it.

Preventing Pneumonia is always better than treating it. Vaccines are available to prevent pneumococcal Pneumonia and the flu. Other preventive measures include washing your hands frequently and not smoking.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Methotrexate Pneumonia 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.
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