Mexate

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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Mexate Tablet contains 'Methotrexate' as an active ingredient.
Classification: It is an...

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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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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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Hi doctor, my mother is of age near to 50 and she has rheumatoid arthritis from past 12-15 years. Since then she is under medication of (Triom 20...

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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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