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Cytoxan

Rx
/ 23,965 posts
Other Names: Cyclophosphamide   Neosar

Methotrexate

Rx
/ 162,024 posts
Other Names: Rheumatrex   Trexall
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 23,965 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cyclophosphamide (International Nonproprietary Name, trade names Endoxan, Cytoxan, Neosar, Procytox, Revimmune), also known as cytophosphane, is a nitrogen mustard alkylating antineoplastic agent, from the oxazophorine... Read more on Wikipedia
Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Sandy
September 13, 2014
Sandy wrote
Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
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By Sandra
September 10, 2014
Sandra wrote
Methotrexate
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By Saeed
March 29, 2014
Saeed wrote
Methotrexate really working for me
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By Saeed
March 17, 2014
Saeed wrote
Methotrexate
I've started two weeks ago. Glad to hear that...
June 14, 2014
I am feeling the same way.
Laurel  |  June 4, 2014
I too am reluctant to begin treatment with Methotrexate...for same reason....scared of side effects...glad to read someone else feels the same!
Jean M  |  April 16, 2014
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By Saeed
February 28, 2014
Saeed wrote
Inflammation
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By Elizabeth
August 29, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Methorexate 100mg
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By Txbetty
August 13, 2013
Txbetty wrote
Itching all over...Celebrex, Methotrexate, Hydrochlorothiazide the cause???
The problem could actually be Fibromyalgia, which many people with RA suffer from.
Susanne Deumig  |  April 21, 2014
Txbetty and Hal, Like both of you, I have been on Celebrex for at least a year. I also take HCTZ 12.5 mg and started Methotrexate two months ago. I did have itching all over like you described, Txbetty, and I figured out that it was simply the particular brand of folic acid I was taking. It's been a long time since you wrote your post, but I happened to see it and wanted to comment. I assume you are taking folic acid if you are still on MTX; if you are still itching then it is something to
Lily  |  February 1, 2014
I have been on Celebrex for over a year and had fantastic results. I suffered pain in my neck and shoulders due to arthritis. Celebrex was like a miracle for me. I was going to physio for the pain, which did not good. Now after being pain free for one year I have been experiencing extreme itchiness all over my body. It feels like something crawling in my scalp, eyebrows, nose and beard. Then it feels like something biting me and there is nothing there and I have no bites . Yikes.
Hal  |  August 25, 2013
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What patients are saying about Cytoxan + Methotrexate + Breast Cancer

56 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
benefits of chemo, but no side effects like the IV cytoxin
...have had methotrexate and it did nothing for me. I have had ...becoming Medicare effective) So neuro put me on oral cytoxin. I get the benefits of chemo, but no side effects like the IV cytox...
a feeding tube. It took the big guns-cytoxan- to get that...
...further with less muscle pain and ...bed. I am also on methotrexate. About 4 years ago I had severe gastroparesis and needed a feeding tube. It took the big guns-cytoxan- to get that under cont...
Has anyone been on cytoxan and methotraxate?  I'd...
...lumpectomy and re-excision surgery.  Oncotype test score of 25.  Now they are recommending cytoxan orally for 26 weeks, and methotrexate intravenously 26 weeks, followed by radiation and tamoxifen....
have to decide. Methotrexate seems to be the drug of choice...
...is one of the drugs used to ease symptoms however Cytoxan (ctx) is the ...rewards. That is what we have to decide. Methotrexate seems to be the drug of choice these days however. Biopsy...
(got my first UTI) and then cytoxan, I've been nothing...
...was on methotrexate for 3 years and never had problems working around germ infected places as long as I took the proper precautions.  During this ...month (got my first UTI) and then cytoxan, I'...
did not tapper, we just stopped and switched to methotrexate...
...on cytoxen for year and I did not tapper, we just stopped and switched to methotrexate. I am...
are the risks with long term use. (I'm now on methotrexate...
...very, very expensive and not always approved by insurance? Cytoxan worked very well for me, though of course there are the...
I was on Methotrexate for a couple of years. The specialist...
...on Methotrexate for a ...lung involvement, they said that methotrexate can cause lung damage. I am now on cytoxin (sp?) It seems ...
a higher dose for a year. now im back down. no side effects
...But am on methotrexate for years now. I only had some side effects when the had me on a higher dose for a year. now im back down. no...
other than hair loss, I really didn't have any side effects...
...as far as an immunosuppressant goes, I handled it much, much better than Imuran or oral cytoxan.  I had a weekly injection and other than hair loss, I really didn't have any side...
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