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Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Methotrexate(10.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Folitrax 10 tablet contains methotrexate, as an active ingredient. It belongs to a class of medicines called antimetabolites. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and severe skin condition such as psoriasis. It is a prescription medicine, so never suggest this medicine to anyone, even if their condition is similar to yours. The doctor decides the dosage and frequency of taking this medicine on the basis of clinical condition and response to treatment. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Folitrax 10 tablet.
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Uses of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Folitrax 10 tablet is indicated for the treatment of Psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, which has been unresponsive to other conventional therapy.

Contraindications of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

If you are allergic to Folitrax 10 tablet or any of the ingredients of this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any underlying medical condition like severe liver and kidney disorders. If you have low levels of white blood cells and platelets. If you recently had an injection of live vaccines. If you have mouth ulcers.
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Side effects of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Liver or kidney dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Irritation in eyes
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Bone disorder
  • High blood sugar level
  • Impaired fertility

Precautions and Warnings of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Folitrax 10 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
It is extremely unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning one.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Folitrax 10 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Avoid the use of this medicine if you are breastfeeding as there is no information is available on the use of Folitrax 10 tablet during breastfeeding. Consult with your doctor before breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Folitrax 10 tablet?
A:
It may cause drowsiness or tiredness after taking this medicine. Therefore, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery unless you know how this medicine affects you.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Folitrax 10 tablet?
A:
It is advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol when using this medicine, as it is known to increase the risks of liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any kind of medical condition like blood disorder, kidney disorder, intestinal disorder, lung disease, a brain-related disorder etc.
  • You have mouth ulcers.
  • You have diabetes or being treated with insulin.
  • You should take proper contraceptive measures during the treatment and should avoid pregnancy at least for 6 months after the treatment stops.
  • Do not start, alter or stop this medicine on your own.
  • You are giving this medicine to children.
  • Consult your doctor on the completion of the treatment.
  • Do not recommend this medicine to others.
  • The medicine is restricted to prescription use.

Mode of Action of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Folitrax 10 tablet contains methotrexate. It acts by slowing down or stops the growth of cancer cells and suppresses the immune system, which also effectively works against rheumatoid arthritis.

Directions for Use of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Take the dosage of Folitrax 10 tablet as per the doctor's prescription.
  • This medication should be taken by mouth only.
  • Do not take the medicine beyond the prescribed dose.
  • Swallow this medicine whole with water.
  • The medicine should not be chewed, crushed or broken.

Interactions of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Folitrax 10 tablet works, or sometimes Folitrax 10 tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines if taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat diabetes, painkillers, water pills, medicines to treat skin disorders, antibiotics, antiepileptic medicines, medicines used in chemotherapy, medicines to treat asthma, immunosuppressants etc.
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  • Also if you are taking medicines containing folic acid along with this medicine, caution is advised.

Storage and disposal of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

The medicine should be kept away from children. Do not use this medicine after the expiration date mentioned on it. Store this medicine in a closed container. Store this medicine at room temperatures not exceeding 25 degrees Celsius. No special storage conditions are required for the medication. Follow medical waste management protocol for the disposal of this medicine.
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Dosage of Folitrax 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Overdose

The dosage of this medicine should be used in limited doses. Kindly avoid overdosage of this medicine, as it may cause certain side effects. In case of overdose (accidental or otherwise), seek immediate medical attention.
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Missed a Dose

Folitrax 10 tablet dosage should not be missed, as it is for regular use. If you miss a dose, kindly take the medicine at the earliest, and if it is time for the following scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and avoid doubling the dose.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before using Folitrax 10 tablet?

A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about the complete medical history, any history of alcoholism and liver disorders due to alcoholism, immunodeficiency syndrome, anaemia, low count of white blood cells and low count of platelets.

Q: Can the overdose of Folitrax 10 tablet lead to fatality?

A: Prolonged use and overdose of this medicine can lead to severe liver damage and irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), which may be fatal. However, it is of rare occurrence.

Q: How long will it take to feel better with the intake of this medicine?

A: It may take several months to experience the full benefit of this medicine, until then do not stop or alter the course on your own.

Q: How many times should I take this medicine?

A: Generally, this medicine should be administered once a week. However, consult your doctor regarding the specific frequency of the intake.

Q: Is this medicine available in any other form?

A: Yes, this medicine is available in the form of liquid syrup.

Quick Summary

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ContainsMethotrexate(10.0 Mg)
UsesPsoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsStomach discomfort, mouth ulcers, liver or kidney dysfunction, hair loss
Last Updated on: 27 Mar 2021 | 07:20 AM (IST)
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