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Folitrax 7.5 Tablet

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Overview

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 7.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Folitrax Tablet works

Folitrax 7.5 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
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Folitrax 7.5 Tablet. Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Folitrax 7.5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Folitrax 7.5 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 7.5 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Folitrax 7.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 7.5 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 7.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Folitrax 7.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Folitrax 7.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 7.5 Tablet to work. Keep taking the medication as prescribed.
  • 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): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Densol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Folitrax

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want to abort pregnancy because i was having folitrax from last two months
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Infertility and Gynaecologist
please get an ultrasound pelvis done and see a gyanecologist in person. abortificient are not on counter drugs they can not be prescribed without seeing the patient
My child having JIA, i use Folitrax 50mg injection every week . How to recover
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Pl consult a rheumatologist for same
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FAQs

Q. Can Folitrax cause mouth ulcers?

Yes, in fact a sore mouth and mouth ulcers are sometimes side effects of Folitrax therapy. Taking folic acid along with this medicine may help in reducing the ulcers. Ask your doctor if the dose can be reduced as dose reduction may further help in reducing the ulcers.

Q. Why do I have to take folic acid with Folitrax?

Folic acid is required to make new cells in the body and Folitrax decreases the folic acid levels in the body. By taking folic acid some of the common side effects, like mouth ulcers, hair loss, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, fatigue, anemia and liver problems can be reduced.

Q. Why do I need to take regular blood tests while taking Folitrax?

Regular blood tests will help your doctor to check your response to Folitrax and monitor you for side effects. You will need to regularly check your liver function and your blood counts -white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Your doctor may also order additional tests depending on the results.

Q. Can Folitrax use make me more prone to infections?

Folitrax may decrease the activity of your immune system. As a result, you may develop serious infections. There have been rare reports of serious lung infections with Folitrax use. If you have an active infection, Folitrax should be used with extreme caution.

Q. Can Folitrax affect fertility?

Yes, it may affect fertility in both males and females. There may be a decrease in sperm count in males and menstrual disturbances in females. These effects are reversible and disappear once the therapy is discontinued.

Q. What to do if I am planning to become pregnant and my husband is taking Folitrax?

You should avoid pregnancy if your husband is taking Folitrax. Also, avoid pregnancy for a minimum of 3 months after the therapy as it can lead to serious fetal abnormalities.

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