Folitrax 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Folitrax 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Folitrax 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Folitrax 5 tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It contains methotrexate as an active ingredient. You should never suggest this medicine to anyone, even if their cond...
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ContainsMethotrexate(5.0 Mg)
UsesPsoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsStomach discomfort, mouth ulcers, nausea, muscle pain
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Folitrax 5 MG

Folitrax 5 tablet is indicated for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, in patients who have tried other treatments but their illness have not improved.

Contraindications of Folitrax 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to methotrexate or any of the ingredients of Folitrax 5 tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have any underlying medical conditions like liver or 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 or ulcers in the stomach/intestine.
  • If you are an alcoholic.

Side effects of Folitrax 5 MG

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle pain

Precautions and Warnings of Folitrax 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Folitrax 5 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Folitrax 5 tablet is contraindicated for use in pregnancy. Women who are capable of becoming pregnant should use effective methods of birth control during treatment with Folitrax 5 tablet.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Folitrax 5 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Folitrax 5 tablet is contraindicated for use in breastfeeding women.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Folitrax 5 tablet?
A:
Folitrax 5 tablet may cause tiredness and dizziness. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is suggested to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Folitrax 5 tablet?
A:
No, the consumption of alcohol is contraindicated during treatment with Folitrax 5 tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any medical condition like blood disorder, kidney disorder, intestinal disorder, lung disease, a brain-related disorder.
  • You have mouth ulcers.
  • You have diabetes or are being treated with insulin.

Mode of Action of Folitrax 5 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Folitrax 5 tablet stops or reduces inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis by altering the body’s defenses.
  • In psoriasis, it kills the cells in the skin, which are growing too quickly. It is these fast growing cells, which cause the raised patches of skin in psoriasis.

Directions for Use of Folitrax 5 MG

  • Take Folitrax 5 tablet as a whole with sufficient water.
  • Do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.

Interactions of Folitrax 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Folitrax 5 tablet works, or Folitrax 5 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.
  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines to treat diabetes (metformin), pain (phenylbutazone), fluid accumulation (furosemide), bacterial infection (tetracycline), fits/seizures (ph...
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Storage and disposal of Folitrax 5 MG

  • Store Folitrax 5 tablet in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Folitrax 5 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose of Folitrax 5 tablet include nausea, vomiting, and mouth ulcers. If you think you have taken too much of Folitrax 5 tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest ho...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of the Folitrax 5 tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing sche...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

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 5 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 before starting treatment with Folitrax 5 tablet.

Q: How long will it take to feel better with the intake of Folitrax 5 tablet?

A: It may take several months to experience the full benefit of Folitrax 5 tablet until then do not stop or alter the course on your own.

Q: Is Folitrax 5 tablet available in any other form?

A: Yes, Folitrax 5 tablet is available in the form of liquid syrup.

Q: What is the use of Folitrax 5 tablet?

A: Folitrax 5 tablet is indicated for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, in patients who have tried other treatments but whose illness has not improved

Q: Is Folitrax 5 tablet a painkiller medicine?

A: No, Folitrax 5 tablet is not a painkiller medicine. It is an immunosuppressant medicine that is used to stop or reduce the inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and treat psoriasis.
Product Details
Brand
FOLITRAX
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/10/2024
Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2022 | 03:15 PM (IST)
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