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Doctor insights on: Taking Methotrexate And The Flu

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Is it safe to get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Yes: Yes, it's safe to do so. Methotrexate wouldn't suppress your immune system enough to not be able to take flu shots or vaccinations in general. ...Read more

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How long should I duffer flu symptoms while taking methotrexate 20 mg before seeing my doctor ?

How long should I duffer flu symptoms while taking methotrexate 20 mg before seeing my doctor ?

Don't wait.: Because Methotrexate lowers one's immunity, all infections should be taken seriously. That means, go see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Flu and motrin, does the flu lose it's strength when taking motrin?

Flu and motrin, does the flu lose it's strength when taking motrin?

No but it can : Decrease symptoms. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

I got diagnosed with the flu on thurs I had symptoms on tues now I'm taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) how long do you think it will take to go away?

3-5 days: The Tamiflu (oseltamivir) will shorten the course of the flu, but it must be taken soon after the onset of symptoms. You were just the at the border line for that. Cont with the Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the course. Keep pushing fluids as much as possible. Tylenol or Advil for pain and temp. See your DR if worsening or high temp ...Read more

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What is the flu?

What is the flu?

A nasty virus: "flu" is often applied to any virus kids get, (like "stomach flu") but specifically it refers to influenza virus, a respiratory virus that causes cough, fever, fatigue, vomiting, and sometimes lower respiratory issues like bronchitis and pneumonia. There can be a high fever, chills, and dehydration lasting 3-4 days, and a week or two of fatigue afterwards. Only protection is vaccination. ...Read more

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How is the flu treated?

How is the flu treated?

Influenza: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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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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Rheumatrex (Definition)

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