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Doctor insights on: Should I Take Methotrexate If I Have Head Cold

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Does methotrexate cause cataracts. I take 5mg every friday my eye test said I have them this is for rhurmertiod arthritis.

Does methotrexate cause cataracts. I take 5mg every friday my eye test said I have them this is for rhurmertiod arthritis.

No: The fda package insert does not report cataract as a side effect of mtx. Patients with RA can get inflammation in the eye which can cause a cataract. Steroids used to treat inflammation of the body and eye can also cause cataracts. ...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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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?

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

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My mom takes methotrexate & has a lot of the side effects listed like mouth ulcers, dhiorhea, low grade fevers. What alternatives does she have?

My mom takes methotrexate & has a lot of the side effects listed like mouth ulcers, dhiorhea, low grade fevers. What alternatives does she have?

Talk 2 her Dr: She will need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the methotrexate. It is highly important that doctors get feedback on how medications affect their patients. Give that Dr. The option of stopping methotrexate, changing the dose of it, or replacing with another medication. It is highly important that the same doctor who prescribed methotrexate makes the next decision for or against for the medication. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Severe sore throat pain, sore tongue. Tiny red spots throughout the mouth. Mainly inside on cheeks. Dr said bad sinus? Could be the methotrexate I take?

Mucositis?: These don't sound like symptoms of sinusitis. Maybe viral pharyngitis. But you may be on the right track, i.e. oral mucositis (inflammation of mucous membranes of the mouth), a well known side effect of many chemotherapeutic drugs, including methotrexate. Discuss with the doctor who prescribed it.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23601229 ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent or cope w/ "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Is there a way to prevent or cope w/ "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Not common side efct: That is not a common side effect in my experience with Methotrexate but there are a variety of possible side effects. Most of the side effects of Methotrexate improve over time in most patients so it may improve over time. Taking the Methotrexate on the weekend is a good idea since many of the common side effects such as fatigue or nausea won't interfere with going to work or school. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Ask rheumatologist: This could be a nodule related to the JRA. There are other possibilities also. See your rheumatologist and ask if it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Now having head pressure, blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Now having head pressure, blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Call YOUR doctor for: Immediate evaluation if you are experiencing side effects of the medications or reaction to medicine, so they can help relieve it! ...Read more

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Is it possible for methotrexate to change hair color?

No: No it is not. In large studies of methotrexate the number of people who reported hair color change was about 0.01%, That is not statistically significant. ...Read more

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I never have had allergies and I do not know if I currently have a head cold or if I have allergies? What should I take? Just moved to NorCal

I never have had allergies and I do not know if I currently have a head cold or if I have allergies? What should I take? Just moved to NorCal

Universal treatment: Treating The symptoms will help you which ever one it is. You need to take oral decongestant like Sudafed or phenylephrine which is found in many medications like Coricidin D. If you feel it might be allergy you could use an allergy medication like Zyrtec. A saline nasal spray would make the nose feel better. If it is a cold it will clear soon if allergy it may stay around until allergen is gone. ...Read more

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What to take for a head cold?

What to take for a head cold?

Head cold treatments: Non drug treatments for a cold iinclude: just waiting it out, Honey, Nasal irrigation with salt water (neti pot), Steam vaporizer, Throat lozenges.
Medications don't make you better faster, they help you cope with the symptoms: for headache/fever: Acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.). For runny nose, facial congestion: Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) 120mg long acting tablets, twice daily. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to stop taking methotrexate suddenly for skin diseases?

Is it advisable to stop taking methotrexate suddenly for skin diseases?

Possible flare: Possibly may cause flare, but depends on why stopping. If significant side effect, that outweighs the flare risk. ...Read more

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I have sojrens disease will methotrexate help me loose my hair. I will be starting 7.2 mg for each week?

I have sojrens disease will methotrexate help me loose my hair. I will be starting 7.2 mg for each week?

MTX and Sjogren's: There are no good studies on the use of mtx in sjogren's only anecdotal. Everyone should be on hydroxychloroqine in my opnion. Mtx helps with muscle inflammation that can accompany sjogren's, but most rheumatologists do not use mtx. I use higher doses in other conditions. I have not seen significant hair loss on your dose, but it could occur. ...Read more

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Hair falling out/thinning after using methotrexate. How can I tell if its just thinning or if its going to fall out?

Hair falling out/thinning after using methotrexate. How can I tell if its just thinning or if its going to fall out?

No way to tell: Hair loss is common with Methotrexate and is occasionally significant enough to stop the med. Ask about taking leucovorin 10 mg the day after Methotrexate is taken. This can be very helpful in preventing hair loss. ...Read more

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How long does a head cold take to clear?

How long does a head cold take to clear?

Minimum: 7-10 days, assuming that this is a viral cold. ...Read more

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How long does a head cold take to clear have it since yesterday?

How long does a head cold take to clear have it since yesterday?

7-10 days: A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract in a normal person with a normal immune system lasts for about 7 to 10 days. Zicam, or a decongestant, plenty of fluids may help. No antibiotics. ...Read more

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On methotrexate and need to have a skin biopsy with local anthestic will they interact?

On methotrexate and need to have a skin biopsy with local anthestic will they interact?

No: You will be okay. You should tell your doctor all the medications you are taking, including non-prescription medications, herbals etc.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Does methotrexate affect the. Eyes? If yes how can it be prevenred from. Harming the eye?

No: Methotrexate does not harm the eyes in any way. In fact, low dose weekly Methotrexate is an excellent treatment for autoimmune inflammation of the eyes (called uveitis). It is actually much safer than long term steroids (eye drops or oral) since long term use of steroids can cause cataracts and other eye problems. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss when am on methotrexate for my Ra?

How to stop hair loss when am on methotrexate for my Ra?

Some thoughts: I have seen hundreds of people on Methotrexate for their rheumatoid arthritis and then I agree that hair loss is a bothersome side effects. Nonetheless, at the doses used treat RA I never saw aperson go bald. You're going to have hair loss and there's no good therapy to prevent that. However, some women do notice benefit with using OTC rogaine (minoxidil) in concert with partial hairpieces on social engageme ...Read more

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What can I take for a bad head cold? I am 6 weeks pregnant.

Head cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest as needed. ...Read more

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I take 20 mg lexapro daily. I have a head cold. Can I take advil. Tylenol doesn't seem to help?

I take 20 mg lexapro daily. I have a head cold. Can I take advil. Tylenol doesn't seem to help?

Med interactions.: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker, there is moderate potential for a drug interaction when escitalopram & ibuprofen are mixed. There is ^ bleeding risk BUT this is more likely if there is renal/ hepatic disease or you are elderly. Many people take this medication combination with no problems. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

Decongestant: Limited use of a decongestant like Sudafed is relatively safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (OTC: over the counter) can also be used fo residual headaches. If symptoms are more allergy related, use of Zyrtec or Claritin is also reasonable. ...Read more

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