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Mexate 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Mexate 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Mexate 5 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Mexate Tablet

Uses of Mexate Tablet

Mexate 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Mexate Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Mexate 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. Mexate 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mexate Tablet works

Mexate 5 mg Tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Mexate Tablet

Expert advice for Mexate Tablet

  • 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 5 mg Tablet.
  • It takes 6 to 8 weeks for Mexate 5 mg Tablet 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 5 mg Tablet isn’t harming your liver or blood counts.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking Mexate 5 mg Tablet.
  • 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 5 mg Tablet.
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Mexate Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Mexate Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Mexate 5 mg Tablet 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 5 mg Tablet 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 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mexate 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mexate 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Mexate 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mexate 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mexate 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mexate
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
ILD affected by Juvinle rheumatoid arthritis? After Lung transplant again may affected ILD because of arthritis?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes ild can occur due to arthritis . Lung transplant is last procedure for uncontrollable disease. Medicines may control stmptoms
My wife has severe pain in her knee since last 7-8 days. Pain is inside her knee, not a external injury or something. Couple of months back she was vitamin D deficient and has also thyroid issue from last 3-4 months as it has just started Also she has frequent pain in her joints Kindly suggest
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please do the Xray of both knees ap and lateral view in standing position. Also do blood tests including esr, crp, hemogram and rheumatoid factor to rule out rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis nervous compression in spinal cordMy mother can't stand up totally bedridden due to nerve compression on spinal cord. Kindly help me how to overcome this situation
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
If the nerve compression is proven on MRI and is causing the symptoms as on clinical examination then I think the only solution would be surgery and the decompression of the nerveI would advise you to visit the clinic and get examined and consult a neuro spine surgeon who will be able to go to a better justice in your case
Is there any permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis doctor?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
The disease can be controlled with medicines and regular exercises it is an autoimmune disease and there will always be waxing and waning phenomena sometimes the disease process will be very much controlled but it can get aggravated no one can actually predict the cause of the disease It's always better to consult a remark largest as they deal with that betterLet me know if I can help you in any other way
Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 2 yrs, feeling pain in left hand ,can't move the hand,ecg shows LVH.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Take Tab Folitrax 15mg once weekly and Tab Folvite-MR once daily and Tab Saaz-500 twice daily for 1 monthalso consult a Rheumatologist

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Frequently asked questions about Mexate Tablet

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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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Mexate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Inactivated Japanese Encephalitis virus protein: Jeev
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rotavirus vaccine (live attenuated,oral): Rotarix
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rubella vaccine (Live): Rubella, R-VAC
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Varicella Vaccine (live) attenuated: Biovac V
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Bacillus Calmette-Guerin: Tubervac
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Bacillus Calmette-Guerin high strength: Oncovac, SII-Onco-BCG
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Loteprednol etabonate: Lotesol, Lotechek, Lotepred, Prednol LS
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabies vaccine, Human: Worab, Rabipur, Rabies, Verorab Antirabies, Indirab, Zoonovac
Mexate with Betamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Betamethasone: Catrisol, Betaforte, Betacon, Betalide, Becort, Betastamine, Ascort, Betachlor, Betan, Betapar
Mexate with Triamcinolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Triamcinolone: Darcort, Trilone, Mycort, Presticort-T, Tacit, Alcicort, Kapiswit, Trilon, Stancort, Oraways
Medicines with composition Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine (Adsorbed): Avaxim
Medicines with composition Penicillin V / Phenoxymethyl penicillin: Kaypen
Mexate with Methylprednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Methylprednisolone: Zencort-M, Welone, Rigapred, Premeth, Lumi M, Mep, Aricort M, Metcort, Ultrapred, Meprosol
Mexate with Deflazacort
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Deflazacort: Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef, Defalone, Renze, Jeevcort, Flazassil, Exacort, Solo D
Mexate with Dexamethasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexamethasone: Dexamax, OD Dex, Adexa, Dexaril, Dexarain, Dexalide, Dexton, Dekadin, Pfidex, Dexacron
Mexate with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Equine Rabies Immunoglobulin: Equirab
Mexate with Trimethoprim
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Trimethoprim: Tmp
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzathine penicillin G: Durapen
Mexate with Benzydamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benzydamine: Ready Rinse, Tantum, Mucobenz
Mexate with Oxyphenbutazone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenbutazone: Flanil
Medicines with composition Aspirin / Acetylsalicylic acid: Disprin, M Spirin, Colsprin, Asprin, Loprin, Aspeeday, Acetyl Salicylic Acid, Delay Release Asprin
Mexate with Penicillin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penicillin: Strepto Erbazide
Medicines with composition Penicillin G / Benzylpenicillin: Sodicillin, Bistrepen, Fort.Proc.Pen, Longacillin, Pentids, Benzylpenicillin, Procaine, P.P.F, Pencip
Mexate with Nimesulide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimesulide: Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis, Neil, Zenee PR, Sanim, Renex, Nimoffin, Selide, Elide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Metamizole / Dipyrone: Pyregin, Novalgin RC, Bral
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