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Is it safe to have oral sex and intercourse with a female on oral methotrexate?

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is it safe for the man to have oral sex and intercourse with a female on oral methotrexate?
is the drug excreted in vaginal fluids?
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dx of Rheum. Arthritis 2 weeks ago on prednisolone and plaquenil and folic acid.
Posted Thu, 1 Nov 2012 in Lupus
 
 
Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal 3 hours later
Hi,

The excretion of methotrexate in body fluids is minimal.

So the amount ingested through oral intake of vaginal fluid should also be negligible.
There should be no side effects of the drug.

So it is quite safe.

I hope I have answered your query. Do write back if you have more concerns.

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