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Mexate 25mg Injection

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Composition for Mexate 25mg Injection

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Primary uses of Mexate 25mg Injection

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Alcohol
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1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Mexate Injection

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Uses of Mexate Injection

Mexate 25mg Injection is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
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Mexate Injection side effects

Common

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

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How to use Mexate Injection

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

How Mexate Injection works

Mexate 25mg Injection is an immunosuppressive medication at low dose. It works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system and prevents the body from attacking itself. This decreases swelling, reduces pain and stiffness, prevents irreversible joint damage and improves function.

In Depth Information on Mexate Injection

Expert advice for Mexate Injection

  • It reduces inflammation in the joints which helps decrease swelling, pain, stiffness & reduces irreversible joint damage.
  • Take it once a week on the same day every week.
  • Always take folic acid as advised by your doctor. This will help lessen the side effects of Mexate.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks for Mexate to work. It is important to keep taking the medication.
  • Have your blood tested every 4 to 8 weeks. This is important to make sure Mexate isn’t harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Mexate.
  • Can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Mexate.
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Mexate Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Mexate Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Mexate 25mg 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 25mg 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 25mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mexate 25mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mexate 25mg 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 25mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mexate 25mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mexate 25mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Mexate Injection

Frequently asked questions about Methotrexate Low Dose

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
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
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.

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Taking Mexate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Mexate with Oxyphenbutazone
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Mexate with Penicillin
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Medicines with composition Penicillin: Strepto Erbazide
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Mexate with Trimethoprim
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Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
Mexate with Triamcinolone
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Mexate with Nimesulide
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Mexate with Cyclosporine
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