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Biotrexate 15 mg Injection

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Composition for Biotrexate 15 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Biotrexate 15 mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Biotrexate Injection

Uses of Biotrexate Injection

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

Biotrexate Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Biotrexate are 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.
In Depth Information on Biotrexate Injection

Expert advice for Biotrexate Injection

  • 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.
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Biotrexate Injection related warnings

Special precautions for Biotrexate Injection
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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Biotrexate

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
ILD affected by Juvinle rheumatoid arthritis? After Lung transplant again may affected ILD because of arthritis?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes ild can occur due to arthritis . Lung transplant is last procedure for uncontrollable disease. Medicines may control stmptoms
My wife has severe pain in her knee since last 7-8 days. Pain is inside her knee, not a external injury or something. Couple of months back she was vitamin D deficient and has also thyroid issue from last 3-4 months as it has just started Also she has frequent pain in her joints Kindly suggest
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please do the Xray of both knees ap and lateral view in standing position. Also do blood tests including esr, crp, hemogram and rheumatoid factor to rule out rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis nervous compression in spinal cordMy mother can't stand up totally bedridden due to nerve compression on spinal cord. Kindly help me how to overcome this situation
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
If the nerve compression is proven on MRI and is causing the symptoms as on clinical examination then I think the only solution would be surgery and the decompression of the nerveI would advise you to visit the clinic and get examined and consult a neuro spine surgeon who will be able to go to a better justice in your case
Is there any permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis doctor?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
The disease can be controlled with medicines and regular exercises it is an autoimmune disease and there will always be waxing and waning phenomena sometimes the disease process will be very much controlled but it can get aggravated no one can actually predict the cause of the disease It's always better to consult a remark largest as they deal with that betterLet me know if I can help you in any other way
Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 2 yrs, feeling pain in left hand ,can't move the hand,ecg shows LVH.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly and Tab Folvite-MR once daily and Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 monthalso consult a Rheumatologist

Frequently asked questions about Biotrexate Injection

Frequently asked questions about Methotrexate
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Biotrexate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Biotrexate with Deflazacort
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Deflazacort: Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef, Defalone, Renze, Jeevcort, Flazassil, Exacort, Solo D
Biotrexate with Dexamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexamethasone: Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa, Dexaril, Dexarain, Dexalide, Dexton
Biotrexate with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Aspirin / Acetylsalicylic acid: Disprin, M Spirin
Biotrexate with Metamizole / Dipyrone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin
Biotrexate with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Darcort, Trilone, Mycort
Biotrexate with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine
Biotrexate with Benzathine penicillin G
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Durapen
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin G / Benzylpenicillin: Sodicillin
Biotrexate with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Esulide, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide
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