Folitrax 10 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Folitrax Tablet

Folitrax 10 Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Folitrax Tablet side effects

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

How to use Folitrax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Folitrax 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Folitrax Tablet works

Folitrax 10 Tablet 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.

Folitrax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Folitrax 10 Tablet 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
Folitrax 10 Tablet 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
Folitrax 10 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Folitrax 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Folitrax 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Folitrax 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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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 Folitrax 10 Tablet.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks for Folitrax 10 Tablet 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 Folitrax 10 Tablet isn’t harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Folitrax 10 Tablet.
  • Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Folitrax 10 Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Folitrax 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
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ready Rinse
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Disprin, M Spirin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Durapen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Pyregin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Folitrax

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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
HLA-B27 Positive; suffering from back pain since last 10 year, started at sacroiliac joint; now throughout the cervical and lumber as well. Feels absolute normal if I take etoshine-90 once a day ( First started in 2014 and had it for 6 months). But stopped it fearing long term side effect. Now I take it as and when the pain becomes unbearable ( cannot roll in bed or chest feels bursting when I sneeze). But again after a pill of etoshine-90, life seems normal. If I re-start the continuous dose, how long at a stretch can I have this medicine
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
You can continue it for about 2 months at a time But that's not the right treatmentYou should meet a Rheumatologist And start DMARDsLike Folitrax, Folvite, Saaz etcAs of now you start taking Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly(every Sunday) and Tab Folvite-MB once daily (Mon to Sat) (skip on Sunday)
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FAQs

Q. Is Folitrax a steroid/ chemotherapy/ disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
Folitrax 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 Folitrax safe for psoriasis?
Folitrax belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Folitrax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Folitrax safe/ How long can I take Folitrax for?
Folitrax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Folitrax a narcotic/ biologic drug?
No. Folitrax is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug
Q. Does Folitrax cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?
Folitrax 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 Folitrax cause cancer?
Folitrax 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 4th Jul 2018.
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