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Other names: Trexall, Rheumatrex
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Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolit...
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Methotrexate for RA
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What people say about Methotrexate

Positive 15,552
Negative 11,922
We found 205,825 discussions
Betty Battreal
can I take methotrexate along with arithromycin?? or should I dis-continue methotrexate while taking it?
Betty Battreal
May 20, 2015
I was told to stop methotrexate when I take antibodics of any kind...don't remember why tho so can I or what was the reason? have also taken amoxicillin..

Buddy32
Can anyone tell me from experience or know of, if you can take creatine while starting on methotrexate? Or would it be too bad for me?

Julie
Is it safe to take methotrexate with raspberry ketone.

Milmas
Just want to know if anybody knows what side effects can occur with methotrexate and estroven. I also use Enbrel for RA.

Sandy
Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
I have been on Methotrexate for about 6 months because of RA. I had upper and lower endoscopies prior to taking meds. No signs of Diverticulitis. As a matter of fact, I was not even sure what that disease was at that time. However, I was soon educated. I have had two severe bouts of Diverticulitis about 6 weeks apart. I was treated with Cipro. I just had foot surgery when the second bout occurred. On the up side, I was so sick from the Diverticulitis that I forgot my foot pain. I have asked my doctor to take me off methotrexate because I would rather deal with the joint pain than Diverticulitis.
May 17, 2015
best thing for diverticulitus is bio yogurt,like actimel,i've had it for years and actimel is the only thing that works,2 a day until it settles then 1 a day to prevent re-occurance

Sandra
Methotrexate
I have been taking MTX for the past 4 years for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritus and whilst taking it orally it made me feel extremely sick. I have changed now to injecting the MTX and find that there is now no sick feeling. However I have been suffering with warts on all different parts of my body.

Saeed
Methotrexate really working for me
I went for my monthly blood tests 2 days ago and I would like to post the result for the benefit of other users of methotrexate. As per the results my liver and kidney are doing fine and the C-Reactive Protein ( a measure of inflammation) went down from 34 to 10 (less than 5 being normal) after 4 weekly doses of methotrexate of 20mg per week. I am feeling much better these days and using Celebrex 200mg only twice a week. My White blood cell count however still in the high normal range. I will post the result of my blood tests next month again.
julie
January 6, 2015
hi i been on methotrate for 7 months now , only side effect i have had is heavy periods , they work really well for me almost back to normal.
tristan
December 11, 2014
Thanks for the updates saeed, how are you getting on after more than six months?my doc wants me to go on it.

Saeed
Methotrexate
I started methotrexate 20 mg per week three weeks ago to treat my very high inflammation due to psoriatic arthritis. I was really scared after reading all the stories about possible side effects of methotrexate. And in fact I delayed the treatment for about one month. But I am happy to report that so far I do not have any side effects. I take methotrexate on Saturday and split the dose in two. I take 4 tablets in the morning and 4 at night. I also take the folic acid 2 mg the other 6 days. Before starting methotrexate I could note function properly without taking Celebrex 200 mg every day. Now I am taking Celebrex every other day. I will go for my blood test at the end of this months (after 5 doses) to see if the inflammation is gone down or not. I will post the result on this post again.
January 30, 2015
I've been taking methotextrate injections for lupus & it's made a HUGE difference in my pain levels. I can now walk up & down stairs without my cane! Awesome medication!
June 14, 2014
I've started two weeks ago. Glad to hear that...
Laurel
June 4, 2014
I am feeling the same way.
Jean M
April 16, 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!

Saeed
Inflammation
I have pain and stiffness in most of my body in the morning for over 5 years. Recently I started taking Celebrex 200 mg one a day at night. I feel normal in the morning now and go to work and play table tennis in the evening with no problem. By the way I am 57 years old male and live in Surrey BC Canada. My RA Specialist sent for some blood test and my C-Reactive Protein result came out as 16, 18, 20 and recently 34mg/l. My RA Specialist wants me to go on Methotrexate 20mg per week. Reading about the side effects of Methotrexate, I am really scared to use it. My RA Specialist asked me to continue using Celebrex with Methotrexate. I am reluctant to start Methotrexate and wondering if there is any safe drug to reduce inflammation? Or may be any alternative medicine.

Elizabeth
Methorexate 100mg
Hi,

I have been diagnose with ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks my OBYGN decide to put me and methotrexate 100mg because of my weight and height and my HCG level was 8800. After my first shot I felt very hot and my lower left lip was drumpping like crazy. Anyway I was given another dosage on day 4 of which I began feeling tired, sleepy and three days later I felt sever pain which last for about two hours. I stated bleeding on day eight with mild pain in my lower abdomen and left side. Also my vagina has become very sore because of itching, could this itching be some sort of infection?

Patient concerns with Methotrexate

We found 205,825 discussions
Betty Battreal
can I take methotrexate along with arithromycin?? or should I dis-continue methotrexate while taking it?
Betty Battreal
May 20, 2015
I was told to stop methotrexate when I take antibodics of any kind...don't remember why tho so can I or what was the reason? have also taken amoxicillin..

Buddy32
Can anyone tell me from experience or know of, if you can take creatine while starting on methotrexate? Or would it be too bad for me?

Julie
Is it safe to take methotrexate with raspberry ketone.

Milmas
Just want to know if anybody knows what side effects can occur with methotrexate and estroven. I also use Enbrel for RA.

Sandy
Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
I have been on Methotrexate for about 6 months because of RA. I had upper and lower endoscopies prior to taking meds. No signs of Diverticulitis. As a matter of fact, I was not even sure what that disease was at that time. However, I was soon educated. I have had two severe bouts of Diverticulitis about 6 weeks apart. I was treated with Cipro. I just had foot surgery when the second bout occurred. On the up side, I was so sick from the Diverticulitis that I forgot my foot pain. I have asked my doctor to take me off methotrexate because I would rather deal with the joint pain than Diverticulitis.
May 17, 2015
best thing for diverticulitus is bio yogurt,like actimel,i've had it for years and actimel is the only thing that works,2 a day until it settles then 1 a day to prevent re-occurance

Sandra
Methotrexate
I have been taking MTX for the past 4 years for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritus and whilst taking it orally it made me feel extremely sick. I have changed now to injecting the MTX and find that there is now no sick feeling. However I have been suffering with warts on all different parts of my body.

Saeed
Methotrexate really working for me
I went for my monthly blood tests 2 days ago and I would like to post the result for the benefit of other users of methotrexate. As per the results my liver and kidney are doing fine and the C-Reactive Protein ( a measure of inflammation) went down from 34 to 10 (less than 5 being normal) after 4 weekly doses of methotrexate of 20mg per week. I am feeling much better these days and using Celebrex 200mg only twice a week. My White blood cell count however still in the high normal range. I will post the result of my blood tests next month again.
julie
January 6, 2015
hi i been on methotrate for 7 months now , only side effect i have had is heavy periods , they work really well for me almost back to normal.
tristan
December 11, 2014
Thanks for the updates saeed, how are you getting on after more than six months?my doc wants me to go on it.

Saeed
Methotrexate
I started methotrexate 20 mg per week three weeks ago to treat my very high inflammation due to psoriatic arthritis. I was really scared after reading all the stories about possible side effects of methotrexate. And in fact I delayed the treatment for about one month. But I am happy to report that so far I do not have any side effects. I take methotrexate on Saturday and split the dose in two. I take 4 tablets in the morning and 4 at night. I also take the folic acid 2 mg the other 6 days. Before starting methotrexate I could note function properly without taking Celebrex 200 mg every day. Now I am taking Celebrex every other day. I will go for my blood test at the end of this months (after 5 doses) to see if the inflammation is gone down or not. I will post the result on this post again.
January 30, 2015
I've been taking methotextrate injections for lupus & it's made a HUGE difference in my pain levels. I can now walk up & down stairs without my cane! Awesome medication!
June 14, 2014
I've started two weeks ago. Glad to hear that...
Laurel
June 4, 2014
I am feeling the same way.
Jean M
April 16, 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!

Saeed
Inflammation
I have pain and stiffness in most of my body in the morning for over 5 years. Recently I started taking Celebrex 200 mg one a day at night. I feel normal in the morning now and go to work and play table tennis in the evening with no problem. By the way I am 57 years old male and live in Surrey BC Canada. My RA Specialist sent for some blood test and my C-Reactive Protein result came out as 16, 18, 20 and recently 34mg/l. My RA Specialist wants me to go on Methotrexate 20mg per week. Reading about the side effects of Methotrexate, I am really scared to use it. My RA Specialist asked me to continue using Celebrex with Methotrexate. I am reluctant to start Methotrexate and wondering if there is any safe drug to reduce inflammation? Or may be any alternative medicine.

Elizabeth
Methorexate 100mg
Hi,

I have been diagnose with ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks my OBYGN decide to put me and methotrexate 100mg because of my weight and height and my HCG level was 8800. After my first shot I felt very hot and my lower left lip was drumpping like crazy. Anyway I was given another dosage on day 4 of which I began feeling tired, sleepy and three days later I felt sever pain which last for about two hours. I stated bleeding on day eight with mild pain in my lower abdomen and left side. Also my vagina has become very sore because of itching, could this itching be some sort of infection?

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