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Doctor insights on: Methotrexate Injectable Causing Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can a dermal filler cause harm if injected into an acne scar that is relatively new?

Can a dermal filler cause harm if injected into an acne scar that is relatively new?

No Unless: Should be ok if scar is fully healed. Perhaps nothing is more gratifying for cosmetic patients than having an immediate correction of scars as a result of the injection of a dermal filler. ...Read more

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Anyone know what injectable methotrexate (trexall) is used for?

Anyone know what injectable methotrexate (trexall) is used for?

Many uses!: Injectable mtx is used in many autoimmune diseases with great effect. The drug is given IV in high doses to treat cancer. In much lower doses, given subcutaneously like insulin, with fewer side-effects than the same oral dose, does not go to the liver. And you absorb 100%, not the 40-90% when taken by mouth. Great drug. ...Read more

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How much does injectable methotrexate (rheumatrex) cost?

If you can get it: I can not place an exact number but there are a variety of options to buy it if you can find it. The is due to market forces and poorly done regulation. ...Read more

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Anyone know how much injectable methotrexate rheumatrex costs?

Methotrexate: A 50 mg vial (roughly 2 doses) costs about $15.00. ...Read more

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more