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Can methotrexate make you sick?

Can methotrexate make you sick?

Methotrexate: The side effects of Methotrexate include liver dysfunction, increased risk of infection, blood count abnormalities, fatigue on the day of treatment and gastrointestinal distress. ...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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How well does methotrexate work?

How well does methotrexate work?

Need more info: Methrotrexate is used for many diseases. Please ask this question again and be specific about what the Methotrexate is being used for. ...Read more

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Is it o.K. To tan while on methotrexate?

Is it o.K. To tan while on methotrexate?

No: While this is actually unlikely to cause problems, sunburn may be more likely while using methotrexate. Though it may depend on why and how you're using it. ...Read more

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What are signs of methotrexate intoxicty?

Many: Methotrexate toxicity can take many forms, from extreme mucositis, low blood counts, and kidney damage. If Methotrexate is given intrathecally (into spinal csf) as is done to treat leukemia, it can sometimes cause toxicity to the brain, which can manifest itself as seizures. Methotrexate can also affect the liver and lungs. If you are having new symptoms, talk with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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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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What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

What is methotrexate and what is it used for?

See below: It is what is known as a dmard---disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug that is used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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My friend is pergenant, can use methotrexate?

No: Methotrexate can cause serious birth defects. If she is pregnant and is taking methotrexate, she needs to notify her prescribing physician and her OB and stop the medication. ...Read more

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What dosage for methotrexate tablets are safe?

Up to 25 mg weekly: Standard Methotrexate doses for RA and rheumatologic diseases are up to 25 mg weekly. With any dose of methotrexate, routine lab studies are necessary to screen for side effects. ...Read more

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How long does methotrexate stay in your system?

Not enough data: Methotrexate has a half life of 15 hours. It should be totally gone from the blood fairly quickly but can remain in the liver longer. We do not have human studies to say how long that it. ...Read more

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Is longterm use of methotrexate relatively safe?

Yes: Mtx appears to be safe for long term use if side effects are mild. However, many patients have other treatments in addition to mtx which may affect levels and require monitoring for toxicity, . ...Read more

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How much time will I have to be on methotrexate?

Not enough info: Why are you taking it? What is it intended to treat? Provide specifics if you want an answer. ...Read more

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How long does methotrexate stay in your body for?

How long does methotrexate stay in your body for?

Depends on…: Dose & how long you were on it. Mtx's half life (amount of time for active med to be reduced by 1/2) is given as 3-15 hours but varies according the dose. It takes at least 4-5 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from the system, assuming there is normal liver & kidney function. ...Read more

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How long does methotrexate stays in your body for?

How long does methotrexate stays in your body for?

3-4 weeks: That is difficult to answer. The half life of Methotrexate is only 15 hours but it remains in the liver longer. I would say it would be gone in 3 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Can I take other medicines if I take methotrexate?

Yes: We use it with a lot of different medications. Whenever you take Methotrexate you need to be monitored. We advise no alcohol because alcohol plus Methotrexate increases the risk of liver disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having the methotrexate shot?

See details: It is given as a subcutaneous injection, similar to an insulin shot. The discomfort is very minimal. If you have any other questions, list them. ...Read more

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For what length of time can methotrexate make you sick?

See details: What do you mean by sick? If you mean GI problems such as nausea and vomiting, it may last a few days. I would suggest that the Methotrexate be given by injection subcutaneously instead of by mouth. It is easy to do and will avoid GI issues. It may also be more effective this way. ...Read more

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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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Can specific nutrition / diet help people on methotrexate?

Can specific nutrition / diet help people on methotrexate?

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

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