Generic Name - Methotrexate
Category - Antimetabolite medication
Cancer, Psoriasis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Generic for Rheumatrex* is indicated to treat certain kinds of cancer, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate (Generic for Rheumatrex*) is a chemotherapy agent. Generic for Rheumatrex* has a greater effect on cells that reproduce often such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, skin cells and others. This is how it woks in the treatment of cancer and psoriasis.
Generic for Rheumatrex* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Rheumatrex* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Rheumatrex* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
If you are HIV-positive or have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Bleeding or blood disorders
Cold sores or previous chickenpox or shingles infection
An active infection
Kidney disease, including a history of kidney stones
Recent radiation therapy or sunburn
Stomach or intestinal disease or obstruction
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Rheumatrex*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen)
Antibiotics and other medicines for infections
Aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
Medicines for diabetes
Generic for Rheumatrex* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericRheumatrex*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Rheumatrex* for lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) is highly individualized. Your doctor will carefully tailor your dosage of Rheumatrex* in order to avoid serious side effects and possible under- or overdosing.
Generic for Rheumatrex* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Rheumatrex* side Effects include symptoms of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, symptoms of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, symptoms of decreased red blood cells (anemia) - unusual weakness or tiredness, fainting spells, diarrhea and difficulty breathing.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Rheumatrex*.
Generic for Rheumatrex* and Pregnancy
A woman should not take methotrexate therapy until the doctor is sure she is not pregnant. Because Methotrexate causes birth defects and miscarriages, it must not be taken during pregnancy by women with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Generic for Rheumatrex* and Breastfeeding
Generic Rheumatoid should not be taken by a woman who is breast feeding, it does pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Generic for Rheumatrex* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Rheumatrex* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Rheumatrex* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Rheumatrex* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Rheumatrex* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.