Methofast 500 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Methofast Injection

Methofast 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer.

Methofast Injection side effects

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

How to use Methofast Injection

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

How Methofast Injection works

Methofast 500 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking an enzyme (dihydrofolate reductase) involved in DNA synthesis in cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Methofast Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Methofast 500 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
Methofast 500 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
Methofast 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Methofast 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Methofast 500 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
Methofast 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Methofast 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Methofast 500 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Methofast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Methofast

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MY mother suffered with RA Rehmatoid and IHD Dr. Prescribed methotrixate 10 mg and leflunomide my basic concern any side effect of this drugs, Like kidney disease, Cancer,
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Every drug has some side effectstry to stop taking leflunomide after 2 months Also do KFT (kidney) test every 3 mo ths
Hello sir Sir I was suffering from cancer swing sarcoma in pelvis region s2 to s4 Sir the treatment was close and cured in26 Oct 2016 but due to radiation and chemotherapy my leg has been weak doctor say take advise to physio . I can walk properly but i can not run fast . So please suggest me what should I doDue to the radiation and chemotherapy I was suffering from impotency too
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Its ok don't worry, i suggests you only one way to keep easly you got muscke power,, sweeming and in water walk they're easy to improve your muscle strenght that is also known as aquatic therapy Serch or contact me
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FAQs

Q. Is Methofast a steroid/ chemotherapy/ disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?

Methofast 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 Methofast safe for psoriasis?

Methofast belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Methofast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Methofast safe/ How long can I take Methofast for?

Methofast is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Methofast a narcotic/ biologic drug?

No. Methofast is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug

Q. Does Methofast cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?

Methofast 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 Methofast cause cancer?

Methofast 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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