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Rheu Dr stoped Predn after 9months.only on methotrexate n plaqunil now. I have severe flare up now I want to take 20 mg predn without Dr know can I?

Rheu Dr stoped Predn after 9months.only on methotrexate n plaqunil now. I have severe flare up now I want to take 20 mg predn without Dr know can I?

Absolutely not: This has the potential for serious consequences to your health and will likely destroy your relationship with your doctor. Discuss the addition of a biologic agent with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Is it o.K. To tan while on methotrexate?

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 using it. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: methotrexate?

Standard therapy: Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA and other rheumatologist diseases. ...Read more

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Is tanning ok while on methotrexate?

Is tanning ok while on methotrexate?

Yes, but: Tanning ages skin and causes cancer. But that having been said, Methotrexate does not make tanning more dangerous! ...Read more

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Do I take methotrexate for arthritis?

Do I take methotrexate for arthritis?

For inflammatory art: Methyltrexate is not use for degenerative arthritis but inflammatory arthritises like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Can nsaids be taken with methotrexate?

Yes: NSIDs can be taken with Methotrexate. With or without Methotrexate, NSAIDs have many possible side effects and need to be used carefully. Gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers/gastritis can occur. Studies continue to show NSAIDs are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attacks and strokes. Routine labs are needed to watch for other side effects of both meds ...Read more

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What are methotrexate and fluconazole?

What are methotrexate and fluconazole?

Meds: Methotrexate is a medicine that treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Also treats rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis (a skin disease). Fluconazole prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. ...Read more

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Why does one have to wean off methotrexate?

You don't need to...: Methotrexate (mtx) can safely stopped. Other immunosuppressives, like Prednisone (a steroid), need to be slowly tapered off (weaned) if you have been on it for a prolonged period of time. You can get very sick (and even die in some cases) if you stop a steroid abruptly after having been on a high dose of it for a long time. I would suggest talking to the doc who prescribed your mtx to clarify. ...Read more

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Who should not take Trexall (methotrexate)?

Trexall (methotrexate): See: http://www.rxlist.com/trexall-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm

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Can you take amoxicillin with methotrexate?

Can you take amoxicillin with methotrexate?

Yes you can....: I have never encountered a problem using these two agents together, provided your renal and hepatic functions are within normal limits. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

NO: Methotrexate is in pregnancy drug category X meaning it can never be given during pregnancy. It is sometimes used to induce an abortion. ...Read more

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Is there a steroid component in methotrexate.

No: No steroid component in Methotrexate. In different conditions and for flares steroids are added to Methotrexate that is more of a chronic/ maintenance drug. ...Read more

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Is methotrexate in semen dangerous to ingest?

Not true: Methotrexate is not excreted in the semen in any amount that would cause a problem with swallowing semen. ...Read more

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Can methotrexate 2.5 once a week cause cancer?

Can methotrexate 2.5 once a week cause cancer?

May: Methotraxate use is known to be associated with development of lymphoma and it has a host of other side effects. Discuss the matter with your doctor and see the site below for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682019.html. ...Read more

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What is your experience with methotrexate for ra?

Good summary...: http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/methotrexate-for-rheumatoid-arthritis.

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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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