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I want to get my tattoo finished but am taking methotrexate and rituxan (rituximab) at the moment, will it cause problems?

I want to get my tattoo finished but am taking methotrexate and rituxan (rituximab) at the moment, will it cause problems?

Yes: The risk of infections, especially skin infections, is increased on those medications. It would be wise to avoid getting a tattoo while on them. ...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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Can I receive the shingles vaccine if I have RA a and I am taking methotrexate and rituximab?

Can I receive the shingles vaccine if I have RA a and I am taking methotrexate and rituximab?

No as a general rule: Its best to offer live vaccines such as zostavax prior to initiating therapy with immunosupressive agents. Combination of Rituximab with a live vaccine may cause more harm than good. In rare cases, only your doctor can decide if the benefit of this vaccine outweighs the potential risks. If feasible, Rituximab may be stopped for a few months prior to administering live vaccine. ...Read more

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I take 25mg methotrexate weekly and want to have laser tattoo removal, will that be ok/?

I take 25mg methotrexate weekly and want to have laser tattoo removal, will that be ok/?

Probably OK.: It should not be a problem, but it would help to know why you are taking the MTX. If it is for psoriasis, you might develop a plaque at the treatment site. Check with the doctor who is prescribing your MTX before proceeding. ...Read more

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How long should I be off low dose methotrexate for RA before having laser tattoo removal?

How long should I be off low dose methotrexate for RA before having laser tattoo removal?

Methotrexate: One week after taking the last dose you can undergo the procedure but after doing blood count making sure your neutrophil counts above 1000. ...Read more

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If methotrexate is working for ctd, d es one still need to take a break from it after a while (does it build up in the body eventually cause problems?

Not necessarily: Methotrexate can cause cumulative toxicity but your physician should be following lab work regularly. While this not a guarantee against toxicity, it is a very good safeguard. Sometimes, if the disease is clearly in remission, it is reasonable to try and reduce the dosage of medication. However, the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"often applies. ...Read more

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Could reducing methotrexate cause stomach pains. Thanks?

No: Methotrexate is a chemotherapeutic agent. It acts on the mitochondria of the tumor cell to produce pools of eosinophilic material where the tumor was destroyed. Reducing the amt. Of Methotrexate should not cause symptoms but rather reduce it. Neutralization of high dose Methotrexate is accomplished with citrovorum factor. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause complications after molar pregnancy?

Mmm? Let's C.: If you have had a molar pregnancy, the use of Methotrexate is for what condition. Obviously a molar pregnacy is virtually non-viable and occurs in 1/1000 pregnancies. If you are on methotrexate, you cannot get prenant, because mtx is an abortifacient. Mtx metabolites stay in your sytem for up to 2 & 1/2 months. It should not cause complications, if you are justified in taking it. Do nnot try! ...Read more

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Can Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate cause gastric ulcers?

Methotrexate usually: Causes the GI upset, including nausea/vomiting, stomach ulceration and inflammation, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. If I were to to blame one of those, it would be Methotrexate! I would talk to your doctor more about this concern. ...Read more

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Methotrexate for sjogrens disease does this treatment cause weight gain?

Methotrexate for sjogrens disease does this treatment cause weight gain?

Typically not: Weight gain is not a typical side effect of methotrexate. When it occurs in sjögren's, I would look at other rx being used such as steroids as a possible cause. Also, with any chronic disease, if the patient doesn't feel well, there is often a reduction in overall activity which leads to weight gain. ...Read more

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Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Methotrexate toxic: Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow? ANS; So your whole body is yellow or just the bump area. Need reason you are getting methotrexate at your age. If just around bump then most likely bruise going thru color changes as it resolves. Send pictures. I am here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months. In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?

On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months. In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?

Maybe: Maybe, but these are not classic symptoms. Methotrexate can impact the stomach lining, and you can feel nauseated due to that. Also, sit down with your doctor and discuss this. Some other drugs you are taking might also be causing this. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Rituxan (Definition)

Rituxan is an antibody based agent which is a kind of ...Read more