Folitrax 25 Injection


Overview

Uses of Folitrax Injection

Folitrax 25 Injection is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Folitrax Injection side effects

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

How to use Folitrax Injection

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

How Folitrax Injection works

Folitrax 25 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.

Folitrax Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Folitrax 25 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
Folitrax 25 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
Folitrax 25 Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Folitrax 25 Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 25 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Folitrax 25 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 25 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Folitrax 25 Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Folitrax 25 Injection
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Expert Advice

  • Folitrax 25 Injection helps decrease joint swelling, pain, and stiffness. 
  • It may also be used for the treatment of severe psoriasis.
  • It  is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in the upper thigh or the abdomen.
  • Take it once a week, on the same day every week.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated while taking this  medication.
  • Always take folic acid as advised by your doctor. This will help lessen the side effects of this medicine.
  • It may take 6 to 8 weeks for Folitrax 25 Injection to work. Keep taking the medication as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood test done to monitor your kidney function, liver function and level of blood cells in your blood.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Avoid pregnancy for at least 6 months after your last dose.

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): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
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
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
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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

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
142 AB, Kandivli Industrial Estate, Kandivli (West), Mumbai - 400 067, Maharashtra
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