food interaction for MEXT F
alcohol interaction for MEXT F
pregnancy interaction for MEXT F
lactation interaction for MEXT F
Taking Methotrxate with alcohol increases the risk of liver damage.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for MEXT F
It is also used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash) and ectopic pregnancy.
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for MEXT F
Expert advice for MEXT F
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to methotrexate or to any of the other ingredients of this medicines.
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- If you have severe kidney or liver problems such as fibrosis, cirrhosis and recent hepatitis.
- If you are alcoholic.
Frequently asked questions for MEXT F
Q.Is methotrexate a steroid/ chemotherapy/ disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD)/ non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
Methotrexate 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 methotrexate safe for psoriasis?
Methotrexate belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. Methotrexate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Is methotrexate cell cycle specific?
Yes. Methotrexate'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
Q.Is methotrexate safe/ How long can I take methotrexate for?
Methotrexate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q.Is methotrexate a narcotic/ biologic drug?
No. Methotrexate 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
Q.Can I take methotrexate with a cold?
Always consult your doctor regarding its use if you have any symptoms of infection such as cold
Q.Does methotrexate cause cancer?
Methotrexate 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
Q.Does methotrexate cause weight gain/ weight loss/ fatigue/ diarrhea/ acne/ mood swings/ nausea/ infertility?
Methotrexate 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 methotrexate work and what does methotrexate treat?
Methotrexate belongs to a class of drugs known as antimetabolites. Methotrexate 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.
Q.Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins
Q.Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement
Q.Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D
Q.Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid
Q.What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B. In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q.How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration
Q.Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain
Q.Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid
Q.Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.