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Methotrexate

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Methotrexate: The side effects of Methotrexate include liver dysfunction, increased risk of infection, blood count abnormalities, fatigue on the day of treatment an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need more info: Methrotrexate is used for many diseases. Please ask this question again and be specific about what the Methotrexate is being used for.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: It does not.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No!: MTX does not cause weight gain, although arthritis through lower physical activity can!
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: While this is actually unlikely to cause problems, sunburn may be more likely while using methotrexate. Though it may depend on why and how you're us ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Many: Methotrexate toxicity can take many forms, from extreme mucositis, low blood counts, and kidney damage. If Methotrexate is given intrathecally (into s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It is a strong aspirin. Used for severe cases of arthritis.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Disease mod med: Methotrexate (mtx) is used for a variety of conditions. In rheumatology mtx is most commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) . We use 10-25 mg ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
No: Methotrexate can cause serious birth defects. If she is pregnant and is taking methotrexate, she needs to notify her prescribing physician and her O ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Up to 25 mg weekly: Standard Methotrexate doses for RA and rheumatologic diseases are up to 25 mg weekly. With any dose of methotrexate, routine lab studies are necessary ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough data: Methotrexate has a half life of 15 hours. It should be totally gone from the blood fairly quickly but can remain in the liver longer. We do not have h ... Read More

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