Methofast 50mg Injection

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Composition for Methofast 50mg Injection

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2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Methofast Injection

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Uses of Methofast Injection

Methofast 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 Methofast 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 Methofast Injection

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

How Methofast Injection works

Methofast 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 Methofast Injection

Expert advice for Methofast Injection

  • For autoimmune diseases, Methofast is taken by mouth, once a week (not every day) on the same day each week. It can take 2 to 3 weeks for Methofast 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.
  • Methofast 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 Methofast 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Methofast 50mg Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Methofast 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
Methofast 50mg Injection is usafe 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 breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Methofast 50mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or
affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Methofast 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Methofast 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
Methofast 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Methofast 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Methofast 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
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Methofast 50mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Methotrexate

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
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
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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