A 28-year-old female asked:
my 6yr old has put on a lot of weight since been on methotrexate due to jia can this med cause weight gain?
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Pediatrics 58 years experience
Methotrexate: Some children will have sudden weight gain with the drug while other will lose weight. Was you child on steroids before? That drug can certainly cause weight gain.
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Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
MTX and weight: Weight gain is not a common side effect of methotrexate. A more common side effect of MTX is nausea.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017
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