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Standard therapy: Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950s 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
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?
I am on the medication of methotrexate and do not know if this is a flare up or something else. Parents gone need advise fast?
Call doctor: Call your prescribing doctor. He or a substitute are always on call and an answer. ...Read more
Does medication like methotrexate, effect 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 more
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 more
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 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 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 more
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 more
Do medications (eg: lyrica, (pregabalin) prednisone, methotrexate, azathioprine) have any effect on a skin test for small fiber neuropathy?
Neuropathy test: None of these should affect the test. ...Read more
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 more
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?
See details: Both of these meds have the ability to cause significant liver disease. ...Read more
See details: What disease are you treating with it? I will assume it is ra. In my practice, I have found this to be a very effective therapy with reasonably low risk. Routine labs need to be checked including lipids. ...Read more
How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having an allergic reaction to the medicine.
1/2 life depends on dose 3-10 hours with low dose and 8-15 hours with high dose
We usually say it is out after 5 1/2 lives bt there are tissue effects too — maybe 3 weeks ...Read more
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Taking methotrexate and it says u can die if u take it every day and it's a cancer chemo drug is this true?
Methotrexate : It is used for cancer and also in inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis . In rheumatologiic disorders it is used in smaller doses once a week. Like all drugs it has side effects and needs to be monitored carefully by a rheumatologist or oncologist based on who is prescribing for what reason. ...Read more
I use methotrexate, sorry for the brevity, the drugs I take were initially in the questions and answers. I'm wondering if it matters is I use intra muscular needle or subcutaneous?
No but,,,,: Why take it IM vesus subcutaneously? No good reason! Bioavailability is the same! Plus you leave MTX in the large needle! ...Read more
See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more
Maybe: Methotrexate is used in (many cancers) chemotherapy, rheumatoid arthritis, ectopic pregnancies, and molar pregnancies. Misoprostol is used in stomach ulcers (its FDA approved use), bleeding after a delivery of a baby, and bleeding after a miscarriage. We also sometimes use it in place of D&C to prevent an incomplete miscarriage or in term pregnancies to expel a retained placenta. ...Read more
I started imuron for scleritis at 50 mg in am and 50 mg in pm and is this good drug for scleritis. No luck w/steroids and methotrexate.
Cautiously yes: Scleritis is painful, and can have severe complications if not treated. Treatment often involves strong immune suppressant medications like Imuran (azathioprine). These drugs can also have serious side effects. You must be monitored closely by an ophthalmologist and a rheumatologist during treatment and afterwards. Auto-immune diseases such as lupus may cause scleritis. ...Read more