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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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I take methotrexate and Orencia (abatacept) my RA. I have a cold (mucus, dry cough, sore throat). What over the counter meds can I take? Dayquil? Any others?.

I take methotrexate and Orencia (abatacept) my RA. I have a cold (mucus, dry cough, sore throat). What over the counter meds can I take? Dayquil? Any others?.

No contraindication: to the OTC cold medicines mentioned. Whether they work or not is another issue. I find that inhaling warm steam for a few minutes 2x daily for 3 days may help hasten recovery. ...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?

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