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Should i take methotrexate if I have a cold?

Should i take methotrexate if I have a cold?

see details: When in doubt it is always prudent to skip a week. This question is best directed to the doctor who is prescribing it. ...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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Can i take my weekly dose of 12.5mg methotrexate if i feel i'm coming down w/ something or if I have a cold or sinus infection?At what point to i skip

Can i take my weekly dose of 12.5mg methotrexate if i feel i'm coming down w/ something or if I have a cold or sinus infection?At what point to i skip

I tend to hold it: I tell my patients that if they are feeling ill, to skip a week or two until they feel better. In general, the joints don't flare if a few doses are missed. Ask your rheumatologist for a plan for when this happens so that you know what to do. ...Read more

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Can i take cold medication if i'm taking methotrexate. ?

See below: As a good rule of thumb, if you have an infection, you would want to leave off your Methotrexate and Imuran (azathioprine) and when the infection resolves, you can resume them. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok. ...Read more

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I have a cold what can I take for it?

I have a cold what can I take for it?

Tips: Try hydrating well. Netti pot for congestion. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Try chamomille tea with tea and lemon added. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a cold. What medicine will i take?

I have a cold. What medicine will i take?

No meds required: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I have a cold and zephrex d isnt helping at all i also take qnasl on a regular basis?

I have a cold and zephrex d isnt helping at all i also take qnasl on a regular basis?

Zephrex ds,nt helpin: PHARMACEUTICALS DEA to limit Zephrex-D sales Go for Mucinex® 600 mg - 20 Extended-Release Bi-Layer Tablets When you’re sick‚ mucus can be a master of mayhem. But quick‚ long-lasting chest congestion relief is just a dose away — with Mucinex® extended-release bi-layer tablets start to work in 8 minutes and last for 12 hours ...Read more

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Would it be bad for me to take an anti-histamine if I have a cold?

Would it be bad for me to take an anti-histamine if I have a cold?

Not bad, but...: Not bad, but an anithistamine is better at treating allergies and hay fever than cold symptoms. For the congestion caused by colds, decongestants are preferred. However, a number of cold medications contain sedating antihistamines, mainly to help you sleep. ...Read more

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I am 3 months pregnant and I have a cold, which medicines can I take?

I am 3 months pregnant and I have a cold, which medicines can I take?

?symptoms?: Depends on what symptoms you're having. Mostly a cold (upper respiratory/viral infection) improves with time, rest, hydration. Steam or mist may help (think humidifier, warm shower, soups, tea). Check with your OB if you feel like you still need medication despite doing those things. Don't smoke or be around second-hand smoke. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a cold and i would like to take something but i also have asthma. What can I take?

I have a cold and i would like to take something but i also have asthma. What can I take?

Several: Several medicines are available for the treatment of asthma. In general they include controller medicines ( inhaled steroids, long acting beta agonists, leukotriene blockers) and reliever medications ( short acting bronchodilators). Avoidance of known triggers important as well. In some cases, allergy immunotherapy may play a role as well. ...Read more

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I have a cold. Should I wait till I get better to take the ppd shot/tuberculosis shot?

I have a cold. Should I wait till I get better to take the ppd shot/tuberculosis shot?

Doesn't matter: One can get a PPD skin test regardless of whether or not she has a cold. Regarding TB testing, sometimes getting a Quantiferon TB blood test is more accurate or more desirable than a PPD skin test (one's primary care doctor can advise on that). For example, a person who has had a BCG shot and has not had a negative PPD test since the BCG shot, might want to do the blood test instead of a PPD test. ...Read more

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