Chemotherapy

Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a chemotherapy and immunosuppressant. It is commonly used to treat autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It is also used in the treatment of several types of cancer, such as leukemia or breast cancer. It can have serious side effects, and the use should be closely monitored by a doctor.

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Can you take valtrex and methotrexate together?

This would be OK to do. There are no interactions listed between these two drugs. Remember that methotrexate is very harsh on your stomach. Have some food before you take this! Even more important to remember is that methotrexate wipes out folic acid in the system so a folic acid supplement needs to be taken everyday in order to reduce the risk of liver toxicity. ...
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Can you take methotrexate and Benadryl together?

You can. There is no interaction between these drugs.
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How does methotrexate work in arthritis?

after using methotrexate what must be the hcg level.How many dose methotrexate need. ...
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Abdominal pain after methotrexate injection for ectopic pregnancy?

i experienced intense gastrointestinal pain after the treatment. That is listed as a common side effect, and will go away fairly soon, if it is a gas-like stomach pain. ...
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Is methotrexate a form of morning after pill?

No. It is a drug which prevents cells dividing and is usually used for cancer, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. It's only use around fertile women who may be pregnant is to induce miscarriage in cases of ectopic pregnancy. If taken during a possibly normal pregnancy it can cause severe birth defects. ...
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Can you take Folic Acid when using Methotrexate for Arthritis?

You must take folic acid with methotrexate because the drug depletes it naturally from the body. Not taking folic acid could lead to severe liver damage. When being treated with MTX regular blood tests should be done to test for toxicity and other problems. ( I take 7.5 mg MTX once a week and 5 mg megafoll folic acid per day. ) ...
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What can you expect to experience after taking a shot of Methotrexate for an ectopic pregnancy?

After my methotrexate injections (I had 2) I did suffer from extreme fatigue and continuing, mild abdominal pain with the occasional 'stabbing' pain. I felt SLIGHTLY nauseous but not too bad. My hcg levels did rise slightly on day 4 post-injection but this is not uncommon, apparently. The key indicator is the drop between day 4 and day 7 which is expected to be at least 15% and after that, a continuing downward trend. I didn't have any bleeding at all until...
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How do you get rid of nausea after methotrexate for RA?

I had a bit of trouble with that when I first started using the stuff I was taking 15 mg so I took 10 one night and another 5 the next that settled it down. I found however that after a few weeks of taking the stuff it stopped upsetting my system and now I don't feel a thing when I take it. always take it just before going to bed that way most of the bad feelings are gone...
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What drugs are used as a RESCUE from toxicity of methotrexate?

When you are on methatrexate it tends to deplete the folic acid in your body which can be bad for the kidney. I myself take 10 mg of MTX once a week to help stop inflammation that is the result of Rheumatoid arthritis's. to build up the folic acid I take 5mg of Megafol Folic acid every day. In any case you should speak to your doctor as Methatrexate can be a dangerous drug if there are any problems. ...
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How long do you have to wait to try to conceive after the methotrexate shot?

I had an ectopic pregnancy in December and my doctor has advised me to wait 6 months before trying to conceive again. The following link contains a journal article on the subject. It is loaded with hard to understand medical terminology, but the summary is pretty easy to read. http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/92/10/551 ...
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When can you stop taking methotrexate?

that is hard to say Methotrexate is a DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) The reason it works is not totally understood aside from that it reduces certain affects of the immune system. In any case If you have found that MTX was effective in stopping the inflammation of RA you are in a position where unless the disease has gone into remission you should keep taking it. While you are taking it thee is no way of knowing whether you have gone into...
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How long should you refrain from drinking alcohol after having the shot of methotrexate?

Answer: Methotrexate + alcohol :(( Ideally you should not drink any alcohol if you are taking methotrexate as the liver will already be working overtime to metabolize the drug and alcohol can cause liver damage under these circumstances. If you must drink, then drink as little as possible. Due to the potential for harmful interactions you should avoid drinking alchohol, having sexual intercourse, taking vitamins with Folic Acid/Folate, and eating foods high in Folic Acid for one week after receiving Methotrexate. Methotrexate is believed to stay...
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Can you take Methotrexate and Ambien together?

You can take the two together. There is no interaction between the two medications. ...
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How does methotrexate work?

Methotrexate was originally used in cancer chemotherapy treatments It interferes with the operation of the immune system. It was noted that the use of this drug reduced inflammation in RA sufferers. The amount of methotrexate used to treat RA is far far smaller then that used for chemotherapy and it is still not understood exactly why it has the effect that it has other then it interferes with the immune systems operation. The draw backs in it use are that it can...
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Can you drink nonalcoholic beer and take methotrexate?

you can drink nonalcoholic and alcoholic beer while on methotrexate. my ra doctor said it was fine to have a few beers. moderation is key. don't read all the forums from these people saying it will kill you if you mix the 2. it won't. if you were drinking a case every week that wouldn't be good but a few beers during the week won't hurt. ...
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Can you take Ibuprofen with methotrexate?

It is best not to take Ibuprofen with methotrexate. It interferes with the secretion of methotrexate and can cause toxicity. David MLPN ...
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Is methotrexate an immune suppressant?

Yes Methotrexate is an imune supresant and people using this drug should do their best not to be near anyone woth colds or flu, as they are more likely to pick it up and wil have more dificulty getting rid of it.Have a look at the related link below(Methotrexate: 10 Things You Should Know) Methotrexate is a DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) used to treat certain types of arthritis and rheumatic conditions. This would be best discussed with his doctor I am an adult...
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What is the generic for methotrexate?

Methoblastin Generic Name: Methotrexate Product Name: Methoblastin
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Can you get a flu shot while on methotrexate?

Yes, you can and you should get a flu shot every year if you are on MTX. My Rheumatologist did suggest not to get the shot the day of or first couple of days after taking your MTX dose (if you take it once a week). You should of course discuss this with your doctor. ...
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