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Does anyone know the withdrawal effects of methotrexate?

Does anyone know the withdrawal effects of methotrexate?

No true withdrawal!: People are put on mtx for reasons. Many are rheumatic problems that cause pain with inflammation. Stopping the drug can allow inflammation to return causing pain and lethergy. ...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


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What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.

What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.

No such thing: You do not get withdrawal symptoms from stopping methotrexate. The only issue is that the underlying disease it is treating can flare when it is stopped. It should be held when treating any infection. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: methotrexate?

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 there another medication to treat as besides methotrexate?

Is there another medication to treat as besides methotrexate?

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 . Lung disease, heart (ai) , uveitis , joint replacements by specialists ...Read more

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Do you have information on methotrexate uses and effects?

Do you have information on methotrexate uses and effects?

Many and quite safe!: 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. Ist line in ra! ...Read more

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What would weekly methotrexate injections do to a person?

What would weekly methotrexate injections do to a person?

A mainstay for...: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions! i administer to my patients mtx by the subcutaneous route, thereby insuring 100% absorption and bypassing stomach and liver. When given with folic acid, i rarely see significant problems for my patients! ...Read more

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If i took 1st dose of methotrexate 10mg weekly last friday, can I take it 1-2 days early to switch to wed or thursays from now on?

Yes: I commonly change days by one to two days with my patients. It should not be a problem with your current dose. I would recommend you do this only with the approval of your primary prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can specific nutrition / diet help people on methotrexate?

Can specific nutrition / diet help people on methotrexate?

Add folate: http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/medications/methotrexate_(rheumatrex, _trexall)/ also check out mayoclinic.Com search folate and methotrexate. ...Read more

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