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What side effects are associated with Trexall (methotrexate)?

Trexall (methotrexate): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/trexall-side-effects. Html

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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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Are there any long term effects for a 6y/o to take 22.5mg of methotrexate for jra for long term? Also please list any side effects

Are there any long term effects for a 6y/o to take 22.5mg of methotrexate for jra for long term? Also please list any side effects

Unfortunately: This is regarded as standard treatment but jra is a disease that actually responds to nutlritional treatment. First stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners and look up acam@acam. Org for a physician who uses nutrients in his/her practice. ...Read more

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Is 22mg of methotrexate injections a high dose or just high for a 6 y/0 with jra to start off with? Please list possibly side effects at this dosage?

Is 22mg of methotrexate injections a high dose or just high for a 6 y/0 with jra to start off with? Please list possibly side effects at this dosage?

Toward high...: While there are variables-size and weight; severity of the condition- I start most adults on this dose and children 15-20mg. But one cannot really say. Certainly for the short term I would not expect issues. One question I would ask: did the medicine get started by a rheumatologist or pediatric rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Do you have information on methotrexate uses and effects?

Do you have information on methotrexate uses and effects?

Many and quite safe!: Mtx is used in many autoimmune diseases with great effect. The drug is given IV in high doses to treat cancer. In much lower doses, given subcutaneously like insulin, with fewer side-effects than the same oral dose, does not go to the liver. And you absorb 100%, not the 40-90% when taken by mouth. Great drug. Ist line in ra! ...Read more

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Any methotrexate side effects?

Any methotrexate side effects?

Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Common side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding.: This medication can cause serious bleeding if it affects your blood clotting proteins too much (shown by unusually high inr lab results). Even if your doctor stops your medication, this risk of bleeding can continue for up to a week. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of serious bleeding, including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort/easy bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bruising, bleeding: The most common side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) are bruising and bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) affects other medicines and can make them work more or less well than normal. Coumadin (warfarin) can also increase the side effects caused by other drugs. You have to be careful about what you eat with Coumadin (warfarin) and make sure you aren't getting too much vitamin k in your diet since it can counteract the effectiveness of coumadin, (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Coumadin (warfarin) is a potent blood thinner si most common & dangerous side effect is bleeding which is why INR levels must be closely monitored. Increased bruising is often seen & expected. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are some possible side effects of coumadin (warfarin)?

Depends: Coumadin (warfarin) affects (slows) bleeding. Most of the main complications, not surprisingly, are related to bleeding. Not often thought about: the effect of not enough can include clotting where clotting prevention was the goal. This question should be pursued in depth with the person who prescribes it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

What are the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (warmirin)?

Bleeding: Warfarin or Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which is generally safe when closely monitored but most significant side effect would be increased bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the comon side effects for methotrexate when used for ectopic?

What are the comon side effects for methotrexate when used for ectopic?

Not many: When Methotrexate is used to treat ectopic pregnancy, usually only one dose needs to be given. Therefore, most women will do well without any side effects. If they do have side effects, it will be mild and temporary. They include nausea, abdominal pain, sores in the mouth, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

What can people taking Coumadin (warfarin) eat without any side effects?

Most anything.: Greens (spinich, kale, mustard, turnip greens) can blunt the effect on the coumdain on thinning your blood. The important thing is, if you eat certain foods reguarly, you will not have wild swings on your pt. If you suddenly binge on foods such as these, that is a different story. And the taking of antibiotics can increase your pt. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methotrexate for psoriasis worth taking the risk?

Worth the risk: For more severe psoriasis, Methotrexate is definitely worth the risk and really has fairly low risk. Side effects include GI irritation, hair loss, reduced blood counts and liver inflammation. All of these are uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects for using methotrexate? What are the side effects

See details: You have asked this question before. Side effects include GI irritation, infection risk, hair loss, allergic cough and pneumonitis, reduced blood counts, liver inflammation and increased risk of lymphoma. Do not permit this to scare you off. The advantages at preventing joint destruction far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of Coumadin (warfarin) build up over time? Are there long term side effects?

Not really: The major side effect of Coumadin (warfarin) is bleeding from too much or getting another blood clot from too little. As long as your INR is between 2-3 and stays that way, you risk of bleeding or further clotting should not change--no matter how long you take it. Once you are off of Coumadin (warfarin) for 5 days or less, its effects should be gone, as dr. Penba said. ...Read more

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I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis. Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects. Thanks?

Yes, but: The risk of methotrexate toxicity is fairly low and your psoriasis will flare if you discontinue it. Before doing anything you should discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My age is 29yrs. For psoriasis, I'm taking methotrexate 7.5 mg since 7yrs. Using this, what are the side effects to me in long term. Plz suggest?

Probably not much: This is a small dose of methotrexate. Assuming you have blood tests to screen for medication toxicity and these tests are normal, the long term risk is small. Make sure blood is screened for liver toxicity and reduced blood counts every 3 months. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more