Hitrex 50mg Injection

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Composition for Hitrex 50mg Injection

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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50.48
2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Hitrex Injection

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Uses of Hitrex Injection

Hitrex 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer, bone cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and testicular cancer.
It is also used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash) and ectopic pregnancy at low doses.
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Side effects of Hitrex Injection

Common

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

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How to use Hitrex Injection

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

How Hitrex Injection works

Hitrex 50mg Injection is an anticancer and immunosuppressive medication. It works in cancer by slowing the growth of cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. It also works in autoimmune disease by decreasing the activity of body's immune system and prevents the body from attacking itself.

In Depth Information on Hitrex Injection

Expert advice for Hitrex Injection

  • For autoimmune diseases, Hitrex is taken by mouth, once a week (not every day) on the same day each week. It can take 2 to 3 weeks for Hitrex to start working.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat or fever (infection), bruising or bleeding, nausea, abdominal pain or dark urine or difficulty breathing.
  • Your doctor may ask to get complete blood count (CBC), kidney function test (KFT) and liver function test (LFT) before starting treatment and thereafter also.
  • Hitrex may harm your unborn babies or cause miscarriages. You and your partner should avoid conception (becoming pregnant or fathering children) for at least three months after your treatment with Hitrex has stopped.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Hitrex Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Hitrex Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Hitrex 50mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Hitrex 50mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Da
ta suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Hitrex 50mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or aff
ect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Hitrex 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hitrex 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Hitrex 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hitrex 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Hitrex 50mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Pericort 4mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Hitrex Injection

Frequently asked questions about Methotrexate

Hitrex 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
Hitrex belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Hitrex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Hitrex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Hitrex a narcotic/ biologic drug?
No. Hitrex is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug
Q. Does Hitrex cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?
Hitrex 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 Hitrex cause cancer?
Hitrex 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.
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