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Why is chemo used for ectopic?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Methotrexate

Methotrexate stops rapidly dividing cells by preventing utilization of folic acid.
Is has been a known abortofascient drugas for years and will usually negate an ectopic pregancy. Woem who take mtx must wait 2 & 1/2 mo to rid their bodies of traces before retrying to get pregnant.

In brief: Methotrexate

Methotrexate stops rapidly dividing cells by preventing utilization of folic acid.
Is has been a known abortofascient drugas for years and will usually negate an ectopic pregancy. Woem who take mtx must wait 2 & 1/2 mo to rid their bodies of traces before retrying to get pregnant.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Kills cells

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill or slow down the growth of rapidly dividing cells.
Cancer cells are often rapidly growing. Similarly a growing embryo during pregnancy has rapidly growing cells. That is why a chemotherapy drug such as Methotrexate is effective.

In brief: Kills cells

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to kill or slow down the growth of rapidly dividing cells.
Cancer cells are often rapidly growing. Similarly a growing embryo during pregnancy has rapidly growing cells. That is why a chemotherapy drug such as Methotrexate is effective.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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