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What Happens If You Stop Taking Methotrexate Suddenly
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
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
Possible flare: Possibly may cause flare, but depends on why stopping. If significant side effect, that outweighs the flare risk. Read more
No: There is no evidence that most multivitamins will be either helpful or harmful in combination with methotrexate. However it is very important that you take supplemental vitamin b9 (folic acid) as methotrexate can affect your dietary intake. If you are getting 400-1000 mcg daily from your multivitamin then that should be sufficient Read more
How long does methotrexate stay in your system after you stop taking drug. I am having a allergic reaction to the medicine.
Rapidly leaves: 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
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
Had irregular cycles prior to taking methotrexate, 2 doses for ectopic. Will it make cycle more irregular or cause it to stop permanently?
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?
See below: He/she may experience a flare in his/her symptoms. Let the doctor know what's going on. Read more
Hy, 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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My mom has RA will undergo in this two weeks hip replacment surgery. So she should stop taking adalimumab (humira) and methotrexate for surgery?
Probably yes: The operating surgeon will direct you in the correct answer. These medicines may change immune system or risk of bleeding, but only the surgeon has the experience to direct your mom for best outcome. When to stoop and restart is crucial to allow the meds to continue controlling the underlying disease. Read more
I have bad acne after taking methotrexate for 6wks. Should I stop using it, or is there something I can take to get rid of it whilst still taking meth?
Wrong doctors: Why aren't you discussing this issue with your own rheumatologist? Read more
I have RA and I got small hand deformity am taking methotrexate every saturday and folic acid every sunday. Can that help stop the development?
Yes, sometimes: Methotrexate is a first line therapy for RA in the us and most other therapies are combined with Methotrexate unless it cannot be used. If inflammation is continuing the addition of a biologic agent (humira, enbrel, (etanercept) simponi) may help prevent longterm damage. They have been shown to provide added benefit. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'm on injectable methotrexate and prednisone for Dermatomyositits. I need a tooth pulled and a cleaning. Will I need to stop meds prior?
Is sulfasalazine good stop gap alternative for stopping methotrexate before fathering a child? N do both these meds have negative effect on t level?
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