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(Generic alternative to Rheumatrex)

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What is Rheumatrex /Methotrexate used for?

Methotrexate is a medication that disrupts the growth of cells that reproduce quickly and is used to treat the cancers of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. Methotrexate is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

How should Rheumatrex /Methotrexate be stored?

This medication should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Rheumatrex/Methotrexate ?

Methotrexate must be taken exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When taking this medication, follow the directions on your prescription. If you are confused by the directions on your prescription label, contact your healthcare provider for further clarification before taking Methotrexate. Ensure that you follow the directions outlined in your prescription exactly, as abuse of this medication can lead to life-threatening circumstances.

When should Rheumatrex /Methotrexate not be taken?

Methotrexate should not be taken by those who have: liver disease; alcoholism or cirrhosis of the liver; a blood cell disorder such as anemia (lack of red blood cells) or leukopenia (lack of white blood cells); a bone marrow disorder; or those who are breast-feeding. This medication causes birth defects in unborn children; if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, do not use this medication under any circumstances.

What precautions should I follow when taking Rheumatrex /Methotrexate ?

Before taking Methotrexate, notify your doctor if any of the following apply to you: you have kidney disease; you have liver disease; you have lung disease or pneumonia; you have stomach ulcers; you have any type of infection; or if you are receiving radiation treatments. Your dosage may have to be adjusted accordingly.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Rheumatrex /Methotrexate ?

It is important to use birth control to prevent pregnancy, as both men and women taking Methotrexate can cause birth defects. If you are a man taking Methotrexate, use condoms to prevent pregnancy, and continue to use condoms for at least ninety days after your treatment period is completed. Women taking Methotrexate should use an effective form of <a href=" http://www.doctorsolve.com/productPage.aspx?DrugName=Yasmin+21+days ">birth control</a> from the beginning of treatment until at least one cycle of ovulation after the treatment ends. While taking this medication avoid exposure to sunlight and artificial UV rays as this medication increases the sensitivity of your skin.

When should Rheumatrex /Methotrexate not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: dry cough, shortness of breath; diarrhea, vomiting, white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; blood in your urine or stools; urinating less than usual or not at all; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; sore throat

Common Side Effects: nausea, vomiting, upset stomach; dizziness, tired feeling; headache; bleeding of your gums; or blurred vision.

Other: None.

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