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Stopping Methotrexate Suddenly
When will conditions return to normal after stopping methotrexate (just 4 tablets 7.5mg (weekly once))?
Question too vague: What specific conditions are you talking about. Resubmit your question and try to give greater details. ...Read more
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
What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr. Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.
Is sulfasalazine good stop gap alternative for stopping methotrexate before fathering a child? N do both these meds have negative effect on t level?
My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose. Is 20 a low dose?
7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?
Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Methotrexate: You will likely have more swelling, pain, & stiffness, unless you are taking another med or dmard. ...Read more
Depends on your RA -:
Being controlled or not. Your symptoms might get worse.
You should check with your rheumatologists as they might change it for some other medicine or if you are having side effects from the mtx, you may need some meds to counter those effects. ...Read more
How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having an allergic reaction to the medicine.
1/2 life depends on dose 3-10 hours with low dose and 8-15 hours with high dose
We usually say it is out after 5 1/2 lives bt there are tissue effects too — maybe 3 weeks ...Read more
On methotrexate to control lupus. I can never have children unless I stop this med, but nothing else controls awful symptoms. What are my options?
I have stopped taking my Crohn's medication (methotrexate)I was suffering severe side effects. I'm still incredibly sick & wondering when it will stop?
Could be Crohn's: Some of the most common side effects can be similar to symptoms of crohn's. These include mouth sores, fever, diarrhea, blood in your stools, body aches and abdominal pain. You may want to check with your doctor and make sure this is not a flare up of your disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
possible flare: Possibly may cause flare, but depends on why stopping. If significant side effect, that outweighs the flare risk. ...Read more
Had irregular cycles prior to taking methotrexate, 2 doses for ectopic. Will it make cycle more irregular or cause it to stop permanently?
Why do I need to stop methotrexate & arava (leflunomide) before alif surgery? I can't take it for 2 months after, why?
I take .8 cc of methotrexate weekly. I had to stop injections for 3 weeks to have my thyroid removed. I started injections last week and have been sick ever since. Any problems if I stop shots?
After about how many weeks do you stop noticing improvement with methotrexate 4 arthritis or lupus where max improvement is reached? ~12 weeks?
Since one year it take 15 mg methotrexate tablet weekly for rheumatoid arthritis so when I can stop it now my blood test is normal but still have pain?
Which blood test etc: Methotrexate is a good medication for rheumatoid arthritis but it doesn't cure your arthritis — it works as long as you take it. If you still have pain, it may because of active disease (inflammation), or damage that the arthritis has already caused. You should follow up with a rheumatologist if possible. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an ovarian ectopic pregnancy. I was given methotrexate to help stop cell division. Will this affect future fertility?
I have been taking methotrexate, HCG with folic acid, calcium and with another medicine for a month. If I stop taking methotrexate now for how lo?
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