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Methotrexate During Pregnancy
Is it possible to have a healthy baby when i have taken methotrexate during the first four weeks of the pregnancy; & been off humira during that month?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
My friend wants to know is it ok to have anal sex during ectopic pregnancy treatment. Her levels are down to 2000 after 2nd dose of Methotrexate.
Most Unwise.: I dont know the specifics of how large her embryo is, but in general anything traumatic to the pelvis currently would be ill advised. If she can't have vaginal intercourse, I dont see why anal intercourse would be any differet. Methotrexate often also causes diarrhea as a side effect because it interferes with the normal gut lining and it's replacement. I'd suggest abstinence, or use of hands/toys ...Read more
How long does it usually take for methotrexate to get out your system and not affect your pregnancy?
Methotrexate: Unless you have been treated for a type of cancer, methotrexate is used to cause a miscarriage or to treat an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in tubes). If you were taking it for other than cancer, it is possible that even small doses can adversely affect a pregnancy. See your healthcare provider for advice, and obtain serial ultrasounds to follow the course of the pregnancy. ...Read more
I think so: I don't think there is a drug interraction, duromine is a weight loss drug. It should not affect the methotrexate; it has likely done its job. That being said make sure the bhcg is going down and consider giving it a few more days out of precaution for the unknown, or use 1/2. There are no absolutes and giving it a couple more days won't hurt. ...Read more
Methotrexate: Methotrexate's side effects are usually immediate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should be ok: As long as where you are has nearby hospitals. Do bring a copy of your medical records, especially blood tests and ultrasound reports. By 5 days after a Methotrexate injection so people notice an increase in pain. However if you are having severe pain and feel lightheaded don't leave town! see your doctor because the ectopic may be bleeding. ...Read more
YOU NEED TO CALL: Your gyn who prescribed that because it is the standard of care for your gyn to tell you what to expect and warning signs to look for and when to call if a problem so please call your gyn now so your gyn who knows you and your situation can go over all of this with you and when u should get the next bhcg drawn to make sure it is going down. ...Read more
Hello i had an ectopic pregnancy on october treated with methotrexate my af due tomorrow but i feel pain in my right side where the ectopic thank you?
Had my methotrexate injection 7 weeks ago for an ectopic pregnancy (about 3 weeks along). Still getting pos. home pregnancy tests. What's going on?
Should be tracked: After Methotrexate it is important that your BHCG levels be tracked all the way down to zero. Usually this is done weekly. This is done to make sure that Methotrexate worked to treat the ectopic pregnancy. Also since it has been 7 weeks are you sure that this is not a new pregnancy? It is possible that you are pregnant again. See an Obgyn for a BHCG blood test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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