Methotrexate

Last Update February 4, 2016
Other brands: Trexall, Rheumatrex
Methotrexate is a powerful medication that can be used for many serious conditions. MTX is an antineoplastic (anticancer) drug that is used in protocols to treat all kinds of cance...
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Positive 19,162 "...a 5 yr old son who has taken to vomiting immediately after (or before) taking mtx. We mix... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 14,735 "Methotrexate made me so nauseous I had to stop taking it. It's definitely one of the side effects. I'm going to have to start taking... "Read more negative discussions
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| Dennis Ernst
After 5 years of self injections of MTX for RA I had to quit the Rheumicade/MTX combo I was using due to liver function decline. I moved to a warm dry climate and stayed off of medications completely. A couple years later I developed homeopathy and lost most of my sensation from waist down. I now have the stinging/electrical shocks in my leg and feet and my feet burn. (especially at night) Lyrica helps a little but does not eliminate the symptoms. I've seen several neurologists and the all tell me it was most likely caused by the MTX.

It may still have been a good choice to use the strong medications and save my joints. I would have likely been in a wheel chair with out the aggressive approach my rheumatologist took.

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| cor
i have osteoarthritis now have psoriatic arthritis. startws methotrexate 7.5 mg last week.
I want to know i f I cantake 30 mg of codeine for the pain before the mtx kicks in

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| cor
can i take a codein 30mg for pain, while taking mtx

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| Teresa64
I take methotrexate one day a week six 2.5 ml pills. It has not stopped my pain. I have been on it for ra for a year. Trying saffron for depression as I do not like Zoloft. Tired of being fat and hurting

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| Ceejay
After being on Methotrexate for several years, I developed tremors on my left side. It's mostly my left hand. I'm not sure what's causing the shakiness. The tremors are slowly getting better since I quit taking methotrexate.

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arabloc - leflunomide
| suffered
dont take leflunomide, family member died because of it

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Cramping while on weekly methotrexate
| Boots1010
I am injecting methotrexate every week and on my second moth of treatment . The first month I had the worst menstrual crams I've ever had . So severe it woke me up from a dead sleep. Otc pain killers won't dull the pain or cramping a tall. Now moth 2 and going through it all over again . Just wondering if this is typical

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| Julie
Is it safe to take methotrexate with raspberry ketone.

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

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Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
| Sandy
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

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Facts about Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a powerful medication that can be used for many serious conditions. MTX is an antineoplastic (anticancer) drug that is used in protocols to treat all kinds of cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas, and breast cancers. It is also used as a strong anti inflammatory for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's, lupus, and psoriasis.
How do I obtain Methotrexate?
Prescription in the USA
What dosages are available?
2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 50mg, 100mg, 25mg/mL
2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 50mg... Show all
Ingredients
Methotrexate Sodium, Methotrexate Sodium/Pf, Methotrexate
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