Folitrax 2.5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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The composition of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S is an antineoplastic, composed of methotrexate, a medicine which is used in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and cancerous tumours.
Uses of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lung and breast cancer
- Cancerous tumours
Contraindications of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
- People allergic to methotrexate
- Growth of ulcers in the mouth
Side effects of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
- Skin turning yellow
- Vomiting and nausea
- Fall in the white blood cell count
- Hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Bleeding and menstrual issues
- Dizziness and weakness
- Muscular and joint pain
- Continuing cough
Precautions and Warnings of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
Methotrexate is strictly advised against in case of pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine is passed into the milk produced and can cause life-threatening illness to the infant. The medication is not recommended to a breastfeeding mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Driving is to be avoided in case the person is experiencing dizziness, vision impairment or weakness.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Consumption of alcohol is not advised as the medicine and alcohol both will damage the liver, which can even lead to its failure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Coughing out blood or pink coloured sputum should be immediately brought to the doctor's attention.
- Individuals who have an active or a history of severe kidney condition must discuss the issue before getting on the prescription.
- Affected by any infection should be brought into the light.
Mode of Action of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
Methotrexate works by acting on the growth of cancer cells. It slows down the growth of cancer cells and suppresses the immune system, which in turn results in decreased swelling of the area affected by arthritis.
Directions for Use of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
The dosage of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S should be strictly taken as prescribed by the doctor and in the exact dose and frequency. Any alteration must be done if advised by the doctor.
Interactions of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
Taking a live vaccination while on methotrexate results in it not being able to help the body in developing immunity against the disease. On the contrary, immunisation poses a threat of giving the individual the illness for which the vaccination is being provided. Proton pump inhibitors like pantoprazole and others are likely to result in an elevated serum level in the bloodstream and the concentration of methotrexate, which can lead to severe side effects of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S.
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of any food product with methotrexate.
Other general Interactions
Individuals suffering from severe liver conditions are advised to consult with a doctor before taking up the medicine, as methotrexate can result in increasing the liver enzymes, which can damage the organ.
Storage and disposal of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
The medicine is advised to be stored in a moisture-free place with no direct contact with any source of sunlight or heat.
Dosage of Folitrax 2.5mg Tablet 10'S
An overdose of methotrexate can be life-threatening and needs emergency medical help. The individual should be rushed to a hospital upon the first signs of an overdose such as vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhoea, increase in the liver enzymes making it toxic, shortness of breath, continuing fever.
Missed a Dose
It is advised to be regular with the dosage and try not to miss out on any. However, in case of a missed dosage, it is recommended to take it as early as possible. It is to be kept in mind that the dose must not be more than the prescribed quantity and should not result in an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions are to be kept in mind before conceiving while on methotrexate?
A: It is not advised to conceive for pregnancy while on this medication, as this medication can result in complications during birth or affect the infant with life-threatening diseases. A minimum of six months waiting is recommended before trying to get pregnant.
Q: Can I take any other medication for the treatment of arthritis or tumours?
A: Any form of medication should be first discussed with the consulting doctor or hospital before coupling it with methotrexate.
Q: Is it safe to take aspirin along with methotrexate?
A: Aspirin, when taken with methotrexate, can result in an increased complication of liver conditions in individuals suffering from arthritis.
Q: How long will the medicine take to start working?
A: The medicine, when taken orally, takes about a couple of hours to start working on the condition.
Q: Is smoking an issue in conditions where methotrexate is prescribed?
A: Smoking is strictly prohibited in conditions of lung cancer and is to be consulted with a doctor in case the individual is addictive of nicotine.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:02 PM (IST)
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