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Methotrexate

Parent Category: Chemotherapy
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.
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...
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...
You can take the two together. There is no interaction between the two medications.
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.
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...
Leucovorin is the medication that is used as a rescue therapy from  toxicity of methotrexate.
yes, it interferes with microtubules that segregate the chromosomes in mitosis
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.
I have read that you can take both but....Tylenol is hard on the liver when combined with Methotrexate.
In lower doses, like given for auto-immune issues, you can expect  some thinning of the hair. In higher doses, you may lose hair.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Everyone is different, but you can expect it to be gone in about a  week.
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.
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.
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.
No, methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy and an  immunosuppressant. It is used to treat autoimmune disease and some  forms of cancer.
Depending on how much/often you drink, it can cause dangerous  amounts of stress on your liver and kidneys.
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...
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...
Men should wait three full months after their last dose before attempting to impregnate their partner, after taking this powerful drug.
  == Answer ==   After my methotrexate injections (I had 2) I did suffer from extreme fatigue and continuing, mild abdominal pain with the occasional 'stabbing' pain. I felt SLIGHTLY nauseous but not too bad. My hcg levels did rise slightly on day 4 post-injection but this is not uncommon,...
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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Yes. You cannot donate blood while on methotrexate.
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
No, not at all. It is a form of chemotherapy and  immuno-suppressant.
Methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy. No over the counter  medications contain chemotherapy.
Yes. The prescription bottle for methotrexate must have your name on it, as well as the proper information (as printed from the pharmacy).
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.
  Yes, methotrexate Drug information Generic Name methotrexate Drug information Generic Name: methotrexate (meth oh TREX ate) Brand Names: Rheumatrex Dose Pack, Trexall
Methotrexate is not recommended for women with liver or kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, clotting disorders, documented immunodeficiency, or certain blood disorders.
  Very occasionally the fertilised ovum starts dividing rapidly and instead of forming a placenta and baby it forms a hydatidiform mole. Many women miscarry this completely, but some go into the second trimester still carrying and have to have the tissue removed.   See the accompanying link...
No. Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers. This drug may have a large number of side effects, some of which can cause death. See the links below for further information on this drug, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis
Yes, you can. You will actually be more likely to get infections,  and get them worse, when on methotrexate. At some point, you will  likely need antibiotics.
You increase the strain on your liver and kidneys. If you are on  methotrexate, that can be a serious problem.
You can go for quick outings, but you should avoid prolonged sun  exposure. It can make you feel pretty ill.
A single occasional glass of red wine won't hurt, but drinking  overall is discouraged. Methotrexate causes strain on the liver and  kidneys, and the alcohol increases that.
Methotrexate may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:dizzinessdrowsinessheadacheswollen, tender gumsdecreased appetitereddened eyeshair lossSome side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the...
There are not true interactions, but diet sodas can add more strain  to the kidneys and liver, which are already under stress from the  methotrexate.
Your best bet is to go to a doctor and get a sperm analysis done. They can identify any issues, if any, that your husband may have.
if i were someone asking this question i would ask a doctor but im not sure if my awnser is correct but i mostly think that u shouldnt use it after because nicotine is very posiness and could cause many problems after taking methotrexate
Yes, methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy.
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...
It depends on the type of tumor. It is used for some types, like  some tumors in the breast or bone.
I had a bit of trouble with that when I first started using the stuff I was taking 15 mg so I took 10 one night and another 5 the next that settled it down. I found however that after a few weeks of taking the stuff it stopped upsetting my system and now I don't feel a thing when I take it. always...
Methotrexate is a drug that causes changes to take place in the immune system that has been found to cause it not to react to certain stimulus. in other words it stops inflammation in certain situations like those experienced in RA. If you stop taking it you may find that you will experience more...
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
  "Meth" is used as slang for methamphetamine in pop culture. In chemistry, molecules that contain a methyl group like the two mentioned as well as methamphetamine often have meth in their name. A chemical having a methyl group doesn't imply that it has "street value" or even any activity as a...
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.
If you are taking it methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis, you are doing it to reduce the destructive effects that your own immune system is having on cartilage in your joints and other connective tissue. Methotrexate need to be taken along with folic acid as it takes folic acid out of the system....
Methotrexate is usually yellow.
Methotrexate is metho trexate regardless of whose name is on it unless it is not made according to specification's. The stuff is nasty in any case and should be used with great care I only take 15mg once a week and have to be regularly tested for kidney toxicity. not to mention the other hundred +...
No, methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy.
It's a drug used for the treatment of cancer rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases.
Yes, most antihistamines are safe to take with methotrexate. You  should still speak to your doctor about your specific case.
No, methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy.
Methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy. It is usually prescribed by  oncologist and rheumatologist.
  It is best not to take Ibuprofen with methotrexate. It interferes with the secretion of methotrexate and can cause toxicity.   David MLPN
Methotrexate is used to treat several forms of cancer, as well as  some autoimmune diseases.
Originally methotrexate was given in massive doses in chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. However it was found a result those relatively small doses of methotrexate can cause enough of a change in the immune system to stop it from causing the inflammation that is Rheumatoid arthritis....
Yes. A medical abortion is done by either Mifepristone (pills) or Methotrexate (injection) followed by Misoprostol the next day.
Most people take methotrexate before bedtime. It has a tendency to  make some people feel sick to the stomach or pretty tired after a  dose, so its best just to sleep through it.
You can, but doctors prefer that you counter the sickness from  methotrexate with folic acid. Phenergan is known for increasing the  fatigue that goes along with the methotrexate. They usually  prescribe folic acid and methotrexate side by side for that very  reason. If you are still feeling...
No. Methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy.
It is not safe to get pregnant again until you follow up with your  doctor. Ectopic pregnancies can be physically damaging.  Methotrexate is given to avoid surgery, when caught early enough.  However, you still need to be rechecked before you try again.
There are some you should avoid like aspirin and ibuprofin. the best thing to do is go to Drugs .com and go to   Methotrexate Drug Interactions
MTX is used as a disease modifying drug in the case of Rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases. it causes the immune system to become less reactive in the case these diseases.
While taking methotrexate, it is advised that you abstain from all  alcoholic beverages. The combination of alcohol and methotrexate  can cause serious liver damage.
I'm a little confused by "mercury drug", since methotrexate does not actually contain mercury. The IUPAC name is (2S)-2-[(4-{[(2,4-diaminopteridin-6-yl)methyl](methyl)amino}benzoyl)amino]pentanedioic acid, which probably doesn't mean much to you unless you're a real organic chemistry geek, but if...
There has been some speculation that grapefruit can have an effect  on methotrexate levels in your body, but there is not any real  evidence that it is true. There is not enough of a concern to list  it in the medication precautions.
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...
It can be used with or without MTX
treatments for Mild psoriatic arthritis is similar to other forms of arthritis with aspirin, anti-arthritis, anti-arthritis drugs such as indomethacin, and related non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs. usualy if only a few joints are involved, an excellent response can be obtained by the local...
Methortexate is not safe with pregnancy, and can potentially cause  a miscarriage. If you plan on getting pregnant, you need to have a  conversation with your doctor.