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Dr. Robert Lowe
329 doctors shared insights

Rheumatrex (Overview)

Rheumatrex is a pain medication.


Dr. Robert Lowe
329 doctors shared insights

Rheumatrex (Overview)

Rheumatrex is a pain medication.


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Is it worth seeing a naturopathic dr to see if he/she could lower crp/inflammation that is causing vasculitis w/o toxic meds like methotrexate?

Is it worth seeing a naturopathic dr to see if he/she could lower crp/inflammation that is causing vasculitis w/o toxic meds like methotrexate?

NO proven benefit: You are free to consult any practitioner you believe may be able to help your situation, however there is no proven benefit to naturopathic approach to vasculitis. Often holistic approach just slower than pharmacologic, so if not in a hurry, can opt for that. Also, controls not the same on holistic herbs/meds, can have heavy metals / wrong agents / etc. ...Read more

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I have had my methotrexate rise to 5mg what's the side effect I was on 2.5 thank you?

I have had my methotrexate rise to 5mg what's the side effect I was on 2.5 thank you?

Still a low dose.: Most of my patients in my rheumatology practice who are adults with arthritis, myositis, or other disease responsive to mtx, my doses are typically 15-25mg given by subcutaneous injection weekly. This dose would give GI upset to people taking the same oral dose! I have children usually taking 10-15mg weekly. I have no one on that low a dose. Biggest complaint: women who experience hair loss. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of methotrexate ?

Several.: Fatigue after taking your weekly dose. Gi quiziness. Hair loss. Potential liver issues, especially taken orally. Your white count can be lowered, as well as hemoglobin. Everyone on mtx should take folic acid. Monitoring for side effects (benefits too) should take place every three months or sooner. ...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

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What are signs of methotrexate intoxicty?

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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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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Any methotrexate side effects?

Any methotrexate side effects?

Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...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