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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 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
I have stopped taking my Crohn's medication (methotrexate)i was suffering severe side effects. I'm still incredibly sick & wondering when it will stop?
Could be Crohn's: Some of the most common side effects can be similar to symptoms of crohn's. These include mouth sores, fever, diarrhea, blood in your stools, body aches and abdominal pain. You may want to check with your doctor and make sure this is not a flare up of your disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on the medication of methotrexate and do not know if this is a flare up or something else. Parents gone need advice fast?
Call doctor: Call your prescribing doctor. He or a substitute are always on call and an answer. ...Read more
Does medication like methotrexate, affect on the outcome of ANA profile blood test to show the control (co) strong positive? ?
How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications
Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?
Ankylosing spondylit: As treatment is to reduce inflammation , reduce and prevent complications. Rx consist of pt , breathing exercises, posture and meds .Of meds pain and nsaids are followed by dmrd which include sulfasalazine, steroids, mtx and Cyclosporine . Newer tnf blockers include embrel, humira, Remicade , tociizumab and Rituxan (rituximab) . Lung disease, heart (ai) , uveitis , joint replacements by specialists ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?
Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year
RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more
I am about to move to Australia for at least a year and would like to take the max supply of my medications with me, symbicort, methotrexate, eczma creams?
So what's the ???: You have an interesting plan. Australia does have physicians and it's own system of laws concerning importation of pharmaceuticals. You need to address your questions to the medical department of your embassy to seek guidelines for what you can or cannot bring with you and find out how to access care while you live there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When on methotrexate for ctd, how to know if mildly low white blood cell count is due to ctd or medication? I'm feeling great with no illnesses.
If i take primoultN to postpone my periods,want to know if it is safe while taking Rheumatoid medications Celebrex, (celecoxib)Prednison,sulfasalazi,methotrexate?
Don't do ...: if not absolutely necessary. PrimoultN is a progestin. I could not find any worrisome interactions between this medication and the ones you list. However, both Celebrex (celecoxib) and prednisone (a cortisone drug) might unfavorably affect the blood clotting system; progestins like PrimoultN might promote this. With taking these 4 significant meds, I would avoid anything not absolutely necessary. Best wishes ...Read more
I am using 20mg of methotrexate and 5 mg of folic acid.Am i on the right medication to prevent joint damage?
I have psoriatic arthritis and suffer chroinc fatigue. Can you suggest additional medication to ask my gp for in addition to methotrexate?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and take methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) injections. I want to get look better by getting filler for my face. Please let me know which ones are not in conflict with my medications. Thanks?
Filler options: You need to avoid sculptra with RA as you may be at increased risk for nodule and granuloma formation. Ha fillers like juvederm or Restylane (dermal fillers) should be safe but last only a year or so. Fat transfer is a good long term option but has more down time. Consult with a local experienced facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think of the combination of celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine to treat RA beside taking other medications such as methotrexate and Enbrel ? Instead of Norco or motrin or tramadol
Depends on severity: It depends on the severity and activity of your RA. Enbrel and Methotrexate are great drugs if you have active. If it is not active Celebrex (celecoxib) and sulfasalazine are alternatives. We discourage people to use narcotic painkillers for non cancer pain for the long term since it is very addictive and people become tolerant for the doses and expect increasing doses ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weeks to months: Methotrexate works by reducing the function of the cells that are causing inflammation in the joint tissues. People with swollen and painful joints whose rheumatoid arthritis has not improved with initial, non-drug therapies will most likely be prescribed methotrexate for RA management. But it may take weeks to several months until the full benefits of methotrexate are noticeable ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Folic acid inhibitor: It inhibits Folic Acid and can help treat inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, tumors, etc, it can help vasculitis also whether it is due to an inflammatory or infectious etiology. It needs to be carefully monitored, can cause liver disease so we recommend no alcohol, can cause low blood counts and mouth ulcers and hair loss so we supplement therapy with folic acid. ...Read more
Is methotrexate considered an immunosuppressive? Am I more susceptible to communicative illness on this drug?
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