Methotrexate

Facts of METHOTREXATE

  • Brand Name- METHOCEL
  • Innovator Brand Name- Amethopterin
  • API- METHOTREXATE
  • Packaging- Single Vial
  • Strength- 50 mg
  • Manufacturer Name- Celon Lab
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Description

What is Methotrexate and what it is used for?

Methotrexate (MTX) is a chemotherapy agent and immune system suppressant indicated for the treatment of:

  • cancers include breast cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, lymphoma, gestational trophoblastic disease, and osteosarcoma.
  • autoimmune diseases include psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s disease, juvenile dermatomyositis, lupus, sarcoidosis, eczema and many forms of vasculitis.
  • Methotrexate 50 mg is also used for ectopic pregnancy, and for medical abortions

Dosage: Take methotrexate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your methotrexate dose and when you consume it will depend on the condition which is being treated. Avoid changing your methotrexate dose unless your healthcare provider has instructed you to. For the treatment of severe psoriasis, and severe rheumatoid arthritis including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate should be given weekly, rather than every day. This weekly dose should be taken either at one time or in several doses.

Treatment Reactions: The most commonly reported methotrexate side effects are as follows:

  • mouth sores
  • low white blood cells
  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • feeling poorly
  • tiredness
  • chills
  • fever
  • dizziness
  • higher chance for getting infections
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • hair loss
  • easy bruising

Warning and Precautions:

  • Avoid taking more methotrexate than prescribed. Do not change your dose of methotrexate unless your healthcare provider has told you to.
  • If you forget or miss a dose of methotrexate immediately call your healthcare provider to ask if you should take the dose or not.
  • Stop consuming this drug if you get diarrhea, or if you get mouth sores.
  • Avoid taking methotrexate if you get pregnant or try to become pregnant.
  • Your healthcare provider should do regular tests in order to monitor how methotrexate injection is affecting your body.
  • Do not drink alcohol, including beer as well as wine, it may increase some of the side effects with the methotrexate, including the chance of liver damage.
  • Methotrexate (MTX) may harm your baby. You will require to determine either to breastfeed or to take this drug, but not both.

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How Supplied/Storage and Handling:


Store methotrexate at the room temperature between 68° to 77° F (20° to 25° C). Keep methotrexate away from light. Worldwide shipping available for methotrexate (MTX).


Alternate Brands of Methotrexate:


The alternate brands of methotrexate are as follows:


  • Folitrax 15mg Tablet (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)

  • Folitrax 15mg Injection (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)

  • Mext 15mg Tablet (Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

  • Remtrex 15mg Injection (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)

  • Methofast 15mg Injection (Neon Laboratories Ltd)

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Commonly Asked Questions

HOW METHOTREXATE SHOULD BE GIVEN?


Methotrexate 50 mg should be given by mouth or by injection (intramuscular, intravenous, subcutaneous, or intrathecal).


WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF METHOTREXATE?


Nausea, feeling tired, fever, increased risk of infection, low white blood cell counts, and breakdown of the skin inside the mouth are the common side effects of MTX.


IS METHOTREXATE SAFE TO USE DURING BREASTFEEDING?


The drug is not safe during breastfeeding.


WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATE BRAND OF METHOTREXATE?




  • Folitrax 15mg Tablet (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)

  • Folitrax 15mg Injection (Ipca Laboratories Ltd)

  • Mext 15mg Tablet (Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

  • Remtrex 15mg Injection (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)

  • Methofast 15mg Injection (Neon Laboratories Ltd)


HOW MUCH DOES METHOTREXATE INJECTION COST?


The Methotrexate cost depends on brand to brand some brand’s cost range is in between Rs. 60 to Rs. 110 some brand cost is in range of 500 per vial. while purchasing make sure that the pharmacy you choose or website/company you choose is genuine.