Cytoxan vs Methotrexate for Breast Cancer

Cytoxan
(Rx)
Methotrexate
(Rx)
Cytoxan is an arthritis medication and a cancer medication.
Methotrexate is an arthritis medication and a cancer medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Breast Cancer
2.0
Concern level
1.9
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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November 16, 1959
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
54,293 Discussions
262,321 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
#3 for Lupus
Cytoxan is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Lupus, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
Methotrexate is prescribed for RA, Psoriasis and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Psoriatic Arthritis, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cyt
Nausea
9
Hair Loss
7
Fever
1
Chemo Brain
1
Burning
1
Diabetes
1
Blood Clots
1
Migraines
1
Hives
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Met
Nausea
9
Hair Loss
5
Weight Gain
2
Stomach Problems
1
Common Cold
1
Dizziness
1
Liver Disease
1
Liver Damage
1
Mouth Ulcers
1
Migraines
1
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Cytoxan
Cyt
Methotrexate
Met
Nausea
Cyt
Met
9
9
Hair Loss
Cyt
Met
7
5
Fever
Cyt
Met
1
0
Chemo Brain
Cyt
Met
1
0
Burning
Cyt
Met
1
0
Diabetes
Cyt
Met
1
0
Blood Clots
Cyt
Met
1
0
Migraines
Cyt
Met
1
1
Hives
Cyt
Met
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Cyt
Met
1
0
Nausea
Met
Cyt
9
9
Hair Loss
Met
Cyt
5
7
Weight Gain
Met
Cyt
2
0
Stomach Problems
Met
Cyt
1
0
Common Cold
Met
Cyt
1
0
Dizziness
Met
Cyt
1
0
Liver Disease
Met
Cyt
1
0
Liver Damage
Met
Cyt
1
0
Mouth Ulcers
Met
Cyt
1
0
Migraines
Met
Cyt
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Cytoxan during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Methotrexate is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cytoxan and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Methotrexate and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 1 gram, 2 gram, 100 mg, 200 mg, 500 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg
Tablet: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg
Solution: 20 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid turmeric or discuss with your doctor because turmeric may decrease chemo effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Cyclophosphamide
Methotrexate Sodium, Methotrexate Sodium/Pf, Methotrexate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cytoxan and Methotrexate: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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