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MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION

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Overview

Uses of Mexate Injection

MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Mexate Injection side effects

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

How to use Mexate Injection

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

How Mexate Injection works

MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION is an immunosuppressant. In rheumatoid arthritis, it works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system. This decreases swelling, reduces pain and stiffness, and improves function. In psoriasis, it works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells.

Mexate Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
MEXATE 25 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
MEXATE 25 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
MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of MEXATE 25 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
MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION
Folitrax 25 Injection
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Expert Advice

  • MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION helps decrease joint swelling, pain, and stiffness. 
  • It may also be used for the treatment of severe psoriasis.
  • It  is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously), usually in the upper thigh or the abdomen.
  • Take it once a week, on the same day every week.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to stay hydrated while taking this  medication.
  • Always take folic acid as advised by your doctor. This will help lessen the side effects of this medicine.
  • It may take 6 to 8 weeks for MEXATE 25 MG INJECTION to work. Keep taking the medication as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood test done to monitor your kidney function, liver function and level of blood cells in your blood.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Avoid pregnancy for at least 6 months after your last dose.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mexate

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My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis and she is prescribed with mext 7.5 f with proxym 300 shall she continue taking these tablets and can she take Etova 300mg instead of proxym 300
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Etova will be better Add tab Saaz 500mg twice daily
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FAQs

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

Mexate 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 Mexate safe for psoriasis?

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

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

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

Q. Is Mexate a narcotic/ biologic drug?

No. Mexate is not a narcotic drug/ biologic drug

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

Mexate 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 Mexate cause cancer?

Mexate 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.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

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