What is Mexate?

Methotrexate (INN, AAN, BAN and USAN) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug.

It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction of medical abortions. It acts by inhibiting the metabolism of folic acid.

Methotrexate began to replace the more toxic antifolate aminopterin starting in the 1950s. The drug was originally synthesised by the Indian biochemist Yellapragada Subbarow and clinically developed by the American paediatrician Sidney Farber. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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Is Mexate available in the U.S.? I am a Medical Assistant student and I am generating drug cards for my Pharmacology class, and I cannot find...

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I understand your concern.
Mexate Tablet contains 'Methotrexate' as an active ingredient.
Classification: It is an...

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I am 66 yrs old, around 54 kg male. I have been diagonised with Systemic lupus erythematosus since last 10 yrs. and triple vessele heart diseases...

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Methotrexate and steroids form the sheet anchor of treatment for SLE. Azathioprine is a steroid sparing agent...

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Hello Doc..I am suffering Psoriasis since 7 years and due to these i am a victim of Rheumatoid Artheritis
My doc has given me following medicines....

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The above listed drugs include steroids and immunosupressant drugs which has to be taken for rheumatoid arthritis.On longterm use,these drugs...

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