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Methotrexate Report: administered shot last Saturday

Methotrexate Report: administered shot last Saturday

A following Methotrexate side effect report was submitted by a user.

Female patient reported the following Methotrexate injections side effects :
I administered my shot last Saturday and 2 days ago I noticed a red irritated, round area, that is tender and itchy, at the injection site. I stopped my injections about 2 months ago because of this, but its still happenening.

Medication Dosage: 0.7 ML
Medication Frequency: once weekly
Patient Age: 42
Patient Weight: 208
Other medications: folic acid, occasional ibuprofin
Diagnosis: Rhuematoid Arthtritis
Pre-existing conditions:
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all. PatientsVille on Facebook
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