Methorex 2.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Methorex 2.5mg Tablet

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₹1.65/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Methorex Tablet

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Uses of Methorex Tablet

Methorex 2.5mg Tablet 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 Methorex Tablet

Common

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

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How to use Methorex 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. It is better to take Methorex 2.5mg Tablet with food.

How Methorex Tablet works

Methorex 2.5mg tablet 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 Methorex Tablet

Expert advice for Methorex Tablet

  • For autoimmune diseases, Methorex is taken by mouth, once a week (not every day) on the same day each week. It can take 2 to 3 weeks for Methorex 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.
  • Methorex 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 Methorex 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 Methorex 2.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Methorex 2.5mg Tablet 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
Methorex 2.5mg Tablet is usafe to use during lactation. Dat
a 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
Methorex 2.5mg Tablet 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
Methorex 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Methorex 2.5mg Tablet 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
Methorex 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Methorex 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Methorex 2.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decamycin 4mg Injection, Betsone 0.5mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Pericort 4mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Methorex 2.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Methotrexate

Methorex 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
Methorex belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Methorex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Yes. Methorex's chemotherapeutic effects are cell-cycle specific as it inhibits the DNA synthetic phase, i.e. it inhibits the synthesis of DNA (genetic material) of the cells. Hence in cancer treatment, it kills the cancerous cells and reduces the tumor size
Methorex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No. Methorex is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug
Q. Can I take methotrexate with antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin, Bactrim)/ ibuprofen/ prednisone/ naproxen/ aspirin/ paracetamol?
No. Methotrexate interacts with antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin, Bactrim), ibuprofen, prednisone, naproxen, aspirin, paracetamol. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Always consult your doctor regarding its use if you have any symptoms of infection such as cold
Methorex 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
Methorex 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
Methorex belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites. Methorex is used for the treatment of wide range of cancers or tumors including acute leukemias (a type of blood cancer), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (a type of cancer of immune system cells that help the body fight infections), soft-tissue (fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues of the body) and osteogenic sarcomas (bone cancer), and solid tumors (cancers) of the breast, lung, head and neck, bladder, cervical, ovarian, choriocarcinoma and testicular carcinoma. It is also used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis (skin condition where scaly patches were formed due to fast growing cells) and rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in hands and feet) only if these have not responded to other frontline treatments.
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