Biotrexate 15 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Biotrexate Injection

Biotrexate 15 mg Injection is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Biotrexate Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Biotrexate Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Biotrexate Injection works

Biotrexate 15 mg Injection is an immunosuppressant. In rheumatoid arthritis, it works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system. This decreases swelling, reduces pain and stiffness, and improves function. In psoriasis, it works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells.

Biotrexate Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Biotrexate 15 mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Biotrexate 15 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Biotrexate 15 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biotrexate 15 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biotrexate 15 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Biotrexate 15 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biotrexate 15 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biotrexate 15 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • It reduces inflammation in the joints which helps decrease swelling, pain, stiffness & reduces irreversible joint damage.
  • Take it once a week on the same day every week.
  • Always take folic acid as advised by your doctor. This will help lessen the side effects of Biotrexate 15 mg Injection.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks for Biotrexate 15 mg Injection to work. It is important to keep taking the medication.
  • Have your blood tested every 4 to 8 weeks. This is important to make sure Biotrexate 15 mg Injection isn’t harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Biotrexate 15 mg Injection.
  • Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Biotrexate 15 mg Injection.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Biotrexate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Darcort, Trilone, Mycort
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa
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Brand(s): Durapen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Disprin, M Spirin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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Brand(s): Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ready Rinse
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pyregin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biotrexate

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My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis and she is prescribed with mext 7.5 f with proxym 300 shall she continue taking these tablets and can she take Etova 300mg instead of proxym 300
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Etova will be better Add tab Saaz 500mg twice daily
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FAQs

Q. Is Biotrexate a steroid/ chemotherapy/ disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
Biotrexate is not a steroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of different types of cancer and it is also a disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis
Q. Is Biotrexate safe for psoriasis?
Biotrexate belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Biotrexate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Biotrexate safe/ How long can I take Biotrexate for?
Biotrexate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Biotrexate a narcotic/ biologic drug?
No. Biotrexate is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug
Q. Does Biotrexate cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?
Biotrexate may cause side effects such as fatigue, diarrhea, acne, mood swings, nausea, and infertility. But it has no known effect on weight gain/ weight loss
Q. Does Biotrexate cause cancer?
Biotrexate belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites. It is used for the treatment of wide range of cancer and tumors. However it may increase the risk of secondary malignancies such as melanoma and other cancers.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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