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What are some of the side effects of methotrexate ?

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

Fatigue after taking your weekly dose.
Gi quiziness. Hair loss. Potential liver issues, especially taken orally. Your white count can be lowered, as well as hemoglobin. Everyone on mtx should take folic acid. Monitoring for side effects (benefits too) should take place every three months or sooner.

In brief: Several.

Fatigue after taking your weekly dose.
Gi quiziness. Hair loss. Potential liver issues, especially taken orally. Your white count can be lowered, as well as hemoglobin. Everyone on mtx should take folic acid. Monitoring for side effects (benefits too) should take place every three months or sooner.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Side effects of Methotrexate including GI disturbances, hair loss, reduced blood counts, allergic count and pneumonitis, infection and a possible increased risk of lymphoma.
That said, these occur infrequently in doses used to treat rheumatologic problems. In the vast majority of cases, the benefits of Methotrexate far outweigh the risks.

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Side effects of Methotrexate including GI disturbances, hair loss, reduced blood counts, allergic count and pneumonitis, infection and a possible increased risk of lymphoma.
That said, these occur infrequently in doses used to treat rheumatologic problems. In the vast majority of cases, the benefits of Methotrexate far outweigh the risks.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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