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Can i take cold medication if i'm taking methotrexate. ?

Can i take cold medication if i'm taking methotrexate.  ?

See below: As a good rule of thumb, if you have an infection, you would want to leave off your Methotrexate and Imuran (azathioprine) and when the infection resolves, you can resume them. ...Read more

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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If i've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

If i've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok. ...Read more

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Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

Which medication can reduce rheumatoid factor ? my RF is 201. methotrexate not working I take 15 mg weekly one year

RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop in the RF value is of any clinical significance while on therapy. The most important considerations for treating RA are the symptoms and any evidnece of joint destruciton on imagining. ...Read more

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Taking methotrexate and it says u can die if u take it everyday and it's a cancer chemo drug is this true?

Methotrexate : It is used for cancer and also in inflammatory joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis . In rheumatologiic disorders it is used in smaller doses once a week .Like all drugs it has side effects and needs to be monitored carefully by a rheumatologist or oncologist based on who is prescribing for what reason. ...Read more

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I'm 67 long past menopause but i've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

I'm 67 long past menopause but i've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more

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If i take primoultN to postpone my periods,want to know if it is safe while taking Rheumatoid medications Celebrex, (celecoxib)Prednison,sulfasalazi,methotrexate?

If i take primoultN  to postpone my periods,want to know if it is safe while taking Rheumatoid medications Celebrex, (celecoxib)Prednison,sulfasalazi,methotrexate?

Don't do ...: if not absolutely necessary. PrimoultN is a progestin. I could not find any worrisome interactions between this medication and the ones you list. However, both Celebrex (celecoxib) and prednisone (a cortisone drug) might unfavorably affect the blood clotting system; progestins like PrimoultN might promote this. With taking these 4 significant meds, I would avoid anything not absolutely necessary. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis and take methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) injections. I want to get look better by getting filler for my face. Please let me know which ones are not in conflict with my medications. Thanks?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and take methotrexate  and humira (adalimumab)  injections. I want to get look better by getting filler for my face. Please let me know which ones are not in conflict with my medications. Thanks?

Filler options: You need to avoid sculptra with RA as you may be at increased risk for nodule and granuloma formation. Ha fillers like juvederm or Restylane (dermal fillers) should be safe but last only a year or so. Fat transfer is a good long term option but has more down time. Consult with a local experienced facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm on drug trial for toccilizumab with methotrexate, what to do about liver problems?

I'm on drug trial for toccilizumab with methotrexate, what to do about liver problems?

You will be monitore: Your will be monitored in the trial for liver problems. Each of these drugs methotrexate and tocilizumab can possibly cause liver problems. The trial protocol will decide about medication dose adjustment. You may have no liver problems with either of these. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on methotrexate for the atthritis and am newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia. what can I take that will benefit both?

What do you advise if I'm on methotrexate for the atthritis and am newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia. what can I take that will benefit both?

Low dose naloxone: Naloxone is a powerful antagonist to opioid medications, so if you take pain meds it won't be offered. However, if not, this may be a cutting-edge treatment for both. The science is complicated, so go see a fibromyalgia specialist/pain doc or bring it up with your rheumatologist. Remember, autoimmune disorders can cause chronic muscle fatigue, so I am skeptical of the fibro diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: methotrexate?

Please describe the medication: methotrexate?

Standard therapy: 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 and other rheumatologist diseases. ...Read more

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