Medicine Overview of Methofast Injection
Methofast 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer
Side Effects of Methofast are Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
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.
In Depth Information on Methofast Injection
Methofast Injection related warnings
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
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.
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.
Methofast 500 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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.
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.
Questions Related to Methofast
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,
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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
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I smoked cigarette for two years and then i quit. Never chewed tobacco. And i smoked at an average of 3 to 4 cigarette per day . Is my chances of getting smoking related cancer lowered now? I havent been smoking for a year now
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Frequently asked questions about Methofast Injection
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.
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