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 take it just before going to bed that way most of the bad feelings are gone by the time you wake up. at least that is my experience with it. And I am still on it.
If you are talking about the prescription of methotrexate. this is done to reduce the ability of the immune system (which is the cause Of RA) to cause inflammation . the amount of this drug taken for RA is minuscule compared to that taken with chemotherapy. Methotrexate represents the gold standard in disease modifying drugs in the fight against the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Yes, that is fine. The main precaution is to stay away from anyone that might be sick. Methotrexate suppresses the immune system, so infections are much easier to catch, and can be harder to get rid of.
it is likely that if a person that has RA is taking methotrexate then they wil not be using aspirin. as ther may be a reaction between the two.
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 of antibiotics plus one more week. If you are on methotrexate make a point of mentioning it to your Doctor if you are going to have any live inoculations against illnesses because the methotrexate will reduce the effectiveness of the injections or possibly make them useless altogether.
Methotrexate is usually yellow.
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 the cells that cause the inflammation that it typical in RA. When MTX is prescribed should be taken with folic acid as it depletes the system of this and that in turn can bring about kidney damage.
Yes, methotrexate is gluten free.
Methotrexate uses insulin needles.
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No. Methotrexate is not a controlled medication.
Yes, headaches are a common side effect of methotrexate.
If you are under treatment for RA then there is a good chance that you are also taking drugs that weaken your immune system, such as prednisone and or methotrexate or plaquinil. If you are taking these you should let your doctor know about them.