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Want Tattoo Methotrexate Rituxan Will 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
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
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 have ra and I take enbrel (etanercept) and methotrexate every week. Can I get a tattoo? Is it safe for me?
Better not: Both drugs you are on suppress your immune system in a way or another ...Read more
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
My doc thinks the methotrexate I was on caused the bronchitis that caused the asthma. Is that true? Are my breathing problems permanent?
Reason for MTX?: Mtx can cause pneumonitis but is very rare. Why were you on mtx? ...Read more
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
Frank: No, it is not a remote side effect ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can drug induced neuropathy be cured? E.g. Drugs like methotrexate can cause polyneuropathy of feet. Can it be cured?
Yes: After finishing the treatment usually side effect clear gradually. ...Read more
On methotrexate /weekly injections x 3months. In last week, waking up nightly very nauseated. Could increased liver enzymes cause nausea?
I was ra, I was on methotrexate injections, caused damage to my gums, have hepatitus b core, but have never been sick, is there anything else besides?
I have been suffering from pain in my breasts. What causes this pain? I have RA and I take enbrel (etanercept) and methotrexate. Is there any relation?
RA: And/or Enbrel (etanercept) should have no direct correlation with issues in your breast, go to your Gyn for thorough exam. ...Read more
I am on Methotrexate for 10 years. I stopped it 2 weeks ago. Could this cause jittery headaches. Thanks?
See details: Both of these meds have the ability to cause significant liver disease. ...Read more
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Does methotrexate. Cause memory loss or is it RA itself? If so how to prevent and strengthen my memory?
Methotrexate: Methotrexate affects cells in the hippocampus, part of the brain with an important role in memory. Studies are looking at how other drugs, such as prozac, (fluoxetine) can protect the hippocampus from Methotrexate damage. In addition, symptoms of RA (pain, fatigue) can interfere with concentration and information processing. To be at your best, try to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough sleep. ...Read more
If lupus went into remission & I no longer needed methotrexate, would it likely cause leukopenia or not?
Lupus can cause leukopenia: Lupus can cause leukopenia. Methotrexate can cause leukopenia. So the reason you might have it depends on the rest of the manifestations of your lupus. Other reasons besides Methotrexate lupus can also cause leukopenia. Thus your evaluation would try to clarify all of this. ...Read more
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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