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.
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.
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.
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. )
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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
This would be best discussed with his doctor I am an adult...
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.