Methotrexate

What is Methotrexate?

Methotrexate is one of the most effective and commonly used medicines in the treatment of several forms of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. It is known as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), because it not only decreases the pain and swelling of arthritis, but it also can decrease damage to joints and long-term disability.

Questions and answers on "Methotrexate"

What if I don't take methotrexate with symponi infusion?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
There can be various regimens for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Methotrexate is an immunosuppressant while Symponi XXXXXXX (golimumab) is a monoclonal antibody. The combination is used to suppressed the autoimmune reaction...

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Hi,
I would like to know if I can take Naturopathica Fatblaster Garcinia XXXXXXX while taking methotrexate once weekly? I take 1 and a half tablets of methotrexate. I also take a tablet of folic acid on the side, both once a week.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Followup

Detailed Answer:
thanks for the query,

I wouldn't take garcinia with methotrexate. there is a potential for medication interactions which may increase the toxicity associated with the methotrexate.

please also discuss with your doctor.

sincerely,

Dr Galamaga...

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Can I take methotrexate 5 hours after I took oxycodone 30 mg? I am in so much pain I can't sleep or even be still!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you can!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It is totally okay to take methotrexate 5hours after taking oxycdone. There is no inconvenience related to this.

I hope this helps and addresses your query fully. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be....

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Can methotrexate taken last Saturday be a problem with clindamycin antibiotic taken the following Thursday. And should i stop the methotrexate until I finish the 10 day cycle of clindamycin?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes discontinue methotrexate

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX it is recommended that you discontinue methotrexate until you finish your antibiotic course. antibiotics decrease elimination of methotrexate and may increase its side effects. the dose of methotrexate you took on Saturday...

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I have VIN III VULVA squamous intraepithelial cells. Will Actemra and or methotrexate (I take RA) cause cells to multiply at an increase rate? Do I need to discontinue use? Going in for 3rd surgery to remove cells in a couple of weeks. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can take these medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about VIN III and efffects of drugs you are taking.

Actemra and methotrexate does not cause cells to multiply at an increased rate and you can continue to use them.

THese are not harmful for your condition....

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Taking methotrexate I have a cold can I take Coricidin HBP day and night

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be taken.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
There is interaction between Methotrexate and Corcidin HBP. However, Methotrexate causes liver dysfunction. So, in people with liver...

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Can I take methotrexate and a adipex together

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no known interactions

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are no known interactions between adipex (Phentermine) and methotrexate.

They can be used safely together.

They can interact with other medications so if you are using any other medications, you...

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is that all right to use methotrexate, prednisolone and celecoxibe together? Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I m dr Alok, rheumatologist, pleased to answer your health related queries
For rheumatoid arthritis, if patient need to take pain killer, as you mentioned- celecoxib, it means you are not taking proper treatment.
I think you need to see a rheumatologist. You...

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i am a 63 year old female with polymyalgia. I am taking methotrexate and opioids to deal with it. My mouth is broken out in several sores and my doctor thinks i may have developed colitis and has prescribed mesalomine for it. I checked on line and found out that medication can greatly effect the methotrexate. help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Drug interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic,

I do understand your pain and discomfort,

As per your query, your concerned doctor has prescribed medicine [Mesalamine] and it has no such significant interaction with the drug [Methotrexate]. So you...

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I got methotrexate squirted in my eye, what should i do

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Just wash your eyes

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I am Dr.Barani and I am pleased to assist you.

Sorry to hear about methotrexate getting accidentally squirted in to your eyes.
This medication does not harm the eyes.
In fact topical methotrexate has been...

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Recent questions on  Methotrexate

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are there any side effects of taking femilon contraceptive pills. i am also on 175 mcg thyronorm and recently had an ectopic pregnancy for which methotrexate didnt work and I had to undergo a laproscopic procedure for removal of the left fallopian tube.

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Sir i am suffering from rh. Arthritis and i am getting treatement from last 1and half years..the medicines are methotrexate .hydrochloroquine sulphate...how long this treatment shall be continued...there is some improvement in my condition.. Regards

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i was diagnosed with still's disease 5 years ago. i was 17 back then. i got a year-long course of medication including prednisone and methotrexate. after the year had finished, the disease was totally gone! five months ago, i started to feel pain in my scalp whenever i touch it, and i started to note severe hair loss! i called the doctor and he said that we have to go through that course of medication again!! to be honest, i don't think i can bear taking methotrexate again!! if you can help me stop the hair loss without taking that medication, i would really appreciate it! plz help!

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My wife suffers from illness after much diagnosis identifies as Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis and has been on Wysone of 10mg per tablet per day with a weekly drug of Methotrexate..( which she now tapering owing to slightly elevated liver issue).. My wife is unable to do away with wysolone which she says is a wonder drug for her because it gives her instant relief..SHE is AWARE of the long term consequences but insists that TODAY is important than ONLY tomorrow.. IS there a Solution in Homeopathy so that I can wean her away from Wysolone pl.. Anxious husband

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If I have rheumatoid arthritis , what is safest medication that also helps osteoporosis? How can I reduce swelling in feet and hands? I'm taking high-dose fish oil for RA symptoms. It seems to have reduced pain but not swelling. Thank you. YYYY@YYYY

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Hi.My doctor has advised to take Folitrax 2.5 mg for Psoriasis treatment. She is 72 year old. Is it advised to have this medicine. Please advise.

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