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What Medicine Can I Take For Rheumatoid Arthritis When My RH Factor Is Abnormal And I Have A G6PD Deficiency Leading To A Lot Of Allergies?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2022
Question: Dr XXXXXXX Mehra. I have been a patient of Rheumadoid arthritis (J R A) for the last 50years .My last rh facter (08.07,2018) was2201.50 I am I G6pd I am allergic to most food and medicines Can you help me Thanks Mala Parasher
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can take methotrexate

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You can take a drug like methotrexate 7.5 mg once in a week.
With folic acid daily except on the day of methotrexate. This medicine can be increased to a dose of 15-20 mg weekly. Paracetamol can be taken as a 500 mg tablet according to pain once or twice daily.

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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal (22 hours later)
Will an Intermittent Pneumatic compression device be suitable for me as my blood circulation is poor due to lack of movement and deformities
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
yes it may be good.
however before using it any pre existing deep vein thrombosis needs to be ruled out.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Divya Agarwal (4 hours later)
Which is blood test required for it? what are the safe levels to use it?
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Answered by Dr. Divya Agarwal (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Doppler

Detailed Answer:
you need to get a venous Doppler for both lower limbs.its like an ultrasound.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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What Medicine Can I Take For Rheumatoid Arthritis When My RH Factor Is Abnormal And I Have A G6PD Deficiency Leading To A Lot Of Allergies?

Brief Answer: Can take methotrexate Detailed Answer: Hello, You can take a drug like methotrexate 7.5 mg once in a week. With folic acid daily except on the day of methotrexate. This medicine can be increased to a dose of 15-20 mg weekly. Paracetamol can be taken as a 500 mg tablet according to pain once or twice daily. Regards