Methotrexate Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Rheumatrex, Trexall
Methotrexate belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. It is used to treat cancer of the breast, head and neck, lung, blood, bone, and lymph, and tumors in the uterus. Methotrexate is most effective medicines and is used to treat various forms of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. It is also known as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). Because it not only decreases the pain and swelling of arthritis but also may reduce damage to joints and the risks of long-term disability. Methotrexate can help people who have these problems. But it may cause serious side effects, So it must be used carefully.
Uses of Methotrexate
Side Effects of Methotrexate
If you are taking Methotrexate, then discuss the side effects of Methotrexate with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Because it may cause serious effects. Side effects of Methotrexate may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Methotrexate:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Methotrexate, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Methotrexate. It may also cause another medical conditions and it may increase the toxic effects. So first consult to your doctor before combining Methotrexate medicine with the following drugs.
After taking Methotrexate, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Methotrexate overdose may include:
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