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Can I take folitrax for arthritis. Is this curable disease?

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Posted on Mon, 20 May 2013
Question: if the arthritis can be treated by taking folitrax or otherwise what is the treatment. Can it be totally cured. Is there any side effects of Folitrax...???
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (3 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for the query.

No, arthritis cannot be totally cured. However if you take proper treatment and treat disease early, then the disease may go into remission and a person may be completely well on minimal or no medication.

Treatment is basically with drugs called DMARDs like methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine.

Side effects of folitrax are usually minimal at the doses given in arthritis. Symptoms like nausea, glossitis and mucositis can be seen. These are much less than the side effects which may be incurred with pain killers like liver and kidney problems.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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in this case what is the treatment suggested by you. is medicine presently taken is correct
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (1 hour later)
If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis then the present therapy is inadequate.

Generally, methotrexate is the main stay of treatment with sazo sometimes if required.

Steroids, we try to taper and stop as soon as possible because of multiple side effects.

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Can I take folitrax for arthritis. Is this curable disease?

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

No, arthritis cannot be totally cured. However if you take proper treatment and treat disease early, then the disease may go into remission and a person may be completely well on minimal or no medication.

Treatment is basically with drugs called DMARDs like methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine.

Side effects of folitrax are usually minimal at the doses given in arthritis. Symptoms like nausea, glossitis and mucositis can be seen. These are much less than the side effects which may be incurred with pain killers like liver and kidney problems.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards