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What Are The Side Effects Of Methotrexate And Also What Diet To Take?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Question: What are the side effects of Methotrexate and also what foods should not be taken at the same time?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Shruti Rijhwani (14 minutes later)
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Well looking into the question you have asked , I would like to tell you one thing that I have been using methotrexate regularly and in my personal experience it appears to be a relatively safe drug leave apart the GIT side effects like nausea , vomiting etc.

There can be many side effects but frequently found is anemia , nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomatitis , acute hepatitis, chronic fibrosis , cirrhosis and recurrent infections etc.

Methotrexate remains the sheet anchor for rheumatoid arthritis . You are given folic acid along with medicine to counteract the toxicity of drug .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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What Are The Side Effects Of Methotrexate And Also What Diet To Take?

Brief Answer:
Listed below.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into the question you have asked , I would like to tell you one thing that I have been using methotrexate regularly and in my personal experience it appears to be a relatively safe drug leave apart the GIT side effects like nausea , vomiting etc.

There can be many side effects but frequently found is anemia , nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomatitis , acute hepatitis, chronic fibrosis , cirrhosis and recurrent infections etc.

Methotrexate remains the sheet anchor for rheumatoid arthritis . You are given folic acid along with medicine to counteract the toxicity of drug .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti