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Methotrexate is a chemotherapy and immunosuppressant. It is commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It is also used in the treatment of several types of cancer, such as leukemia or breast cancer. It can have serious side effects, and the use should be closely monitored by a doctor.
No. It is a drug which prevents cells dividing and is usually used for cancer, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. It's only use around fertile women who may be pregnant is to induce miscarriage in cases of ectopic pregnancy. If taken during a possibly normal pregnancy it can cause severe birth defe…
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The average price for a medical abortion is $400. Whether the doctor will give you the injection, pill or suction abortion is up to him based on your health.
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Answer: Methotrexate + alcohol :(( Ideally you should not drink any alcohol if you are taking methotrexate as the liver will already be working overtime to metabolize the drug and alcohol can cause liver damage under these circumstances. If you must drink, then drink as little as possible. Due to t…
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It's a drug used for the treatment of cancer rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.
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You must take folic acid with methotrexate because the drug depletes it naturally from the body. Not taking folic acid could lead to severe liver damage. When being treated with MTX regular blood tests should be done to test for toxicity and other problems. ( I take 7.5 mg MTX once a week and 5 mg m…
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Yes. It has a undesirable side effects and should be accompanied with regular blood tests to check for liver toxicity. However it seems to reduce the damage the immune system does to joints and other tissue in the case of RA, Some times one must dance with the devil in order to get the results requi…
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after using methotrexate what must be the hcg level.How many dose methotrexate need.
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The average price for a medical abortion is $400. Whether the doctor will give you the injection, pill or suction abortion is up to him based on your health.
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Yes, it is possible. Methotrexate only stays in the system for about a week. It depends more on how much damage may have been caused by the ectopic pregnancy itself.
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It's used for reumatism so I'm sure they do but if you mean the injection as medication to clear uterus after a miscarriage it's not the first medication they use if they choose medication at all. Either way, if you ask about abortion or clearing the uterus it's done by injection and that is only do…
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Methotrexate is a prescription medication used for the treatment of arthritis and other auto immune disorders. Alcohol consumption is not recommended when being treated with methotrexate or for 6 weeks after the discontinuation of the medication.
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Obsevations were made that indicated that MTX was well tolerated even after a period of 12 years. Go to the link named (Longterm methotrexate use in rheumatoid arthritis) below for more details
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It took 3 weeks after my one methotrexate injection for my hormones to return to zero and my period to start. i am sure everyone is different though.
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While taking methotrexate, it is advised that you abstain from all alcoholic beverages. The combination of alcohol and methotrexate can cause serious liver damage.
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you can drink nonalcoholic and alcoholic beer while on methotrexate. my ra doctor said it was fine to have a few beers. moderation is key. don't read all the forums from these people saying it will kill you if you mix the 2. it won't. if you were drinking a case every week that wouldn't be good but …
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I found that I was getting imprved results within a few weeks after starting MTX.
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Methotrexate uses insulin needles.
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Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug that is used in cancer treatment. It has also been found to be useful in the control of Rheumatoid arthritis. It is referred to as a disease modifying drug in the case of RA. Methotrexate is an immune suppressant that reduces the immune systems ability to produce …
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See (Methotrexate Side Effects) in the related link below.
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Yes, you should continue to take methotrexate unless your doctor advises you to stop.
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Yes. Your liver does not need to process alcohol while you are on methotrexate.
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You can. There is no interaction between these drugs.
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I had a MTX injection almost 2 months ago due to a suspected ectopic pregnancy. I'm supposed to wait 2 cycles before trying again but have yet to have one. I haven't confirmed this with my dr (I see him Friday, 1/21/11), but I believe MTX is the reason for the delay in the onset of my cycle. Hope th…
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The average price for a medical abortion is $400. Whether the doctor will give you the injection, pill or suction abortion is up to him based on your health.
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No you cannot drink with this medication. The drug itself is hard enough on your kidneys and you are required to take extra folic acid as the drug destroys it in your system that's why you have to do regular blood testing! Alcohol can cause damage to your kidneys and liver and especially so when on …
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SIDE EFFECTS:Methotrexate can be well tolerated, However it also can cause severe toxicity which is usually related to the dose taken. The most frequent reactions to methotrexate include mouth sores, stomach upset, and low white blood counts. Methotrexate may cause severe toxicity of the liver, kid…
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This would be best discussed with his doctor I am an adult on the same stuff and from what I understand there is an increased risk if infection. At one stage I ended up not being able to get rid of a lung infection while on Methotrexate and antibiotics until i dropped the methotrexate for the course…
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Can I take Hayfever and allergy tablets whilst on Methotrexate
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You can take all the common pain killers like paracetamol, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxyn.
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Methotrexate stays in the system for about a week.
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Yes, you can and you should get a flu shot every year if you are on MTX. My Rheumatologist did suggest not to get the shot the day of or first couple of days after taking your MTX dose (if you take it once a week).You should of course discuss this with your doctor.
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can you lose all your hair if you take methotrexate
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Methotrexate was originally used in cancer chemotherapy treatments It interferes with the operation of the immune system. It was noted that the use of this drug reduced inflammation in RA sufferers. The amount of methotrexate used to treat RA is far far smaller then that used for chemotherapy and it…
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caution Due to aspirin's effect on platelet aggregation and GI mucosa, aspirin should be used cautiously in patients with thrombocytopenia following treatment with antineoplastic agents due to an increased risk of bleeding.[5717] In general, because certain antineoplastic agents can cause clinically…
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Lung toxicity can occur within months of methotrexate therapy. It occurs in two to seven percent of patients receiving the drug.
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This would be OK to do. There are no interactions listed between these two drugs. Remember that methotrexate is very harsh on your stomach. Have some food before you take this! Even more important to remember is that methotrexate wipes out folic acid in the system so a folic acid supplement needs t…
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There seem to be no interaction warnings available on the web regarding this when sought from either direction. this either means it is safe or no one has been harmed by it yet.
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Methotrexate stays in the system for about a week.
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Ask your Dr. or Specialist.
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Methotrexate stays in the system for about a week.
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The anti-inflammatory actions of methotrexate are critically dependent upon the production of ROS; thus, although NAC therapy has been suggested for rheumatoid arthritis, it should not be prescribed to patients taking methotrexate This material is sourced from the following article( N-acetylcysteine…
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3 months because it stays in your cell tissue
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Please consult a more reliable source of information than anonymous internet users for the answer to this question. You should consult you health care provider.
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In the U.S., Simponi is approved as a 50 mg subcutaneous injection once a month and is indicated In combination with methotrexate for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis Alone or in combination with methotrexate for the treatment of adult patient…
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methotrexate will make you more prone to infections and that includes the gums and area around the teeth. I have been on Methotrexate for several years now 10 mg weekly along with 5mg folic acid daily and have had very little trouble from that area. It is best however to keep in front of anything th…
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No, All the information on the Internet suggests that you will need a Doctors Prescription before being able to buy Methotrexate from a Pharmacy
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They don't necessarily and you may get more as time goes by. At least that is what has been the case with me over the last 3 years.
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I Have Ra and use Oral MTX as this a disease modifying drug that supresses the inflamation of RA. This drug has the effect of reducing your resistance against infections and causes a reduction in inflamation. MTX medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are ou…
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Yes Methotrexate is an imune supresant and people using this drug should do their best not to be near anyone woth colds or flu, as they are more likely to pick it up and wil have more dificulty getting rid of it.Have a look at the related link below(Methotrexate: 10 Things You Should Know) Methotre…
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Yes it is, it is a very popular method of controlling inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis.It needs to be taken under strict supervisions it can cause kidney problems due to toxic build up it must also be taken along with follic acid as it depletes folic acid in the blood which can also cause…
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Yes these are common cancer drugs that are mixed..
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that is hard to say Methotrexate is a DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) The reason it works is not totally understood aside from that it reduces certain affects of the immune system. In any case If you have found that MTX was effective in stopping the inflammation of RA you are in a posi…
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When you are on methatrexate it tends to deplete the folic acid in your body which can be bad for the kidney. I myself take 10 mg of MTX once a week to help stop inflammation that is the result of Rheumatoid arthritis's. to build up the folic acid I take 5mg of Megafol Folic acid every day. In any c…
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Methotrexate is an anti-metabolite which interfere with the way cells utilize essential nutrients which inhibits the activity of the immune system. the result of this is that it has the affect of reducing inflammation. As a cytotoxic drug it may also slow the growth of cells in the synovial membrane…
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You can take the two together. There is no interaction between the two medications.
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There have been reports of people taking Atvian and methotrexate together at the same time. However taking both of these drugs together can increase the risk of side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
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Well it is not beneficial to get pregnant right away. A body needs time to heal from the ectopic pregnancy, particularly if anything punctured, tore or ruptured. If you are pregnant again there is nothing you can do about that. Some women will have twins where one baby is ectopic and the other is no…
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Leucovorin is the medication that is used as a rescue therapy from toxicity of methotrexate.
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I do. No issues.
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does methotrexate have folic acid?
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yes, it interferes with microtubules that segregate the chromosomes in mitosis
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Methotrexate (50 mg per square meter of body-surface area) is a injection given by the doctor performing the medical abortion unless he thinks mifepristone fits you better. It's followed by Misoprostol the next day to complete the abortion.
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I have read that you can take both but....Tylenol is hard on the liver when combined with Methotrexate.
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In lower doses, like given for auto-immune issues, you can expect some thinning of the hair. In higher doses, you may lose hair.
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I use Methotrexate as a medication to help control Rheumatoid arthritis. At present I take 15 mg once a week, up from 10 mg, just before I go to bed. Because I take Methotrexate I also have to have a daily dose of folic acid 5mg as this will aid int protecting the kidneys. As well as this when you a…
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In my particular case I would say that the rheumatolgist works to a general standard. due to the risks involved with the drug they like to use as little as possible so he started me of on 20 mg of prednisone which was reduced to 5 over time and 10mg of MTX to be taken once per week. (it is best to t…
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I don't inject it I take it orally once per week however I take folic acid every day so I would say the answer to your question is YES.
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Nurofen is the Australian name for Ibuprofen and the the following is what is sited about interactions between the drugs you mentioned. MONITOR CLOSELY: Coadministration with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the plasma concentrations and toxicities of methotrexate. The pr…
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Everyone is different, but you can expect it to be gone in about a week.
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It really depends on how complicated the ectopic pregnancy is. The methotrexate itself may make you feel sick for a few days, but won't prevent travel in itself.
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10 to 12.5 mg weekly
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Yes, some people are on methotrexate for life. It is okay to get dental work done. You just have to pay extra attention for signs of infection.
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No, methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy and an immunosuppressant. It is used to treat autoimmune disease and some forms of cancer.
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Depending on how much/often you drink, it can cause dangerous amounts of stress on your liver and kidneys.
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Anything can get you high if you take enough of it.high just means your brain is not working right because you are poisoning yourself so you feel what i as an addict consider "good" because we or i fear or refuse to deal with life on life's terms.i recommend going to your doctor and asking for help,…
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You would need to follow up with your doctor. It is possible for an ectopic pregnancy to cause physical damage. Methotrexate is given to stop fetal growth, and avoid surgery. If it was caught in time, there is not likely to be much damage. Still, it is best to consult with your health care provider …
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Men should wait three full months after their last dose before attempting to impregnate their partner, after taking this powerful drug.
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yes
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The Technician, when accidentally having skin contact with a cytotoxic drug, should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately and seek medical attention.
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Rheumatrex
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Dumb A. If I knew the answer, why would I ask?
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Yes. You cannot donate blood while on methotrexate.
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may cause birth defects. Women taking these drugs must stop taking them during pregnancy and for several months before a planned pregnancy. Methotrexate may also cause lung damage or fertility problems
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No, not at all. It is a form of chemotherapy and immuno-suppressant.
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Methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy. No over the counter medications contain chemotherapy.
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