Folitrax 7.5mg Injection
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection

Folitrax 7.5mg Injection

1ml Injection in Ampoule
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Medical Description

Folitrax 7.5mg Injection contains Methotrexate as its active ingredient. Folitrax 7.5mg injection has varied used based on conditions such as 'Immunosuppressant action' against psoriasis and rheumatoi...
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ContainsMethotrexate(7.5 Mg)
UsesPsorasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cancer
Side effectsDiarrhoea, Ulcer, Weakness, Cough
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Uses of Folitrax 7.5 MG

Folitrax 7.5mg Injection is used to treat varied conditions such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and various types of cancers such as breast and lung cancers.

Contraindications of Folitrax 7.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Methotrexate or any other component of Folitrax 7.5mg Injection.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • If you have severe liver or kidney disease.
  • If you have pre-existing blood disorders such as decreased platelets and white blood cells.

Side effects of Folitrax 7.5 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Weakness
  • Menstrual problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Persistent cough
  • Pain in joints, muscles and stomach
  • Swelling of feet
  • Dizziness
  • Yellowing of the skin (an indication of liver damage)
  • Fever with chills
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Blurred vision
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Decrease white blood cells

Precautions and Warnings of Folitrax 7.5 MG


Can the Folitrax 7.5mg injection be administered during pregnancy?
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection is not recommended during pregnancy as it can lead to threatened pregnancy along with causing serious harm to the unborn baby. Women of childbearing age should strictly use contraception and avoid pregnancy during its administration period. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can the Folitrax 7.5mg injection be taken during breastfeeding?
Folitrax 7.5mg Injection should not be administered during breastfeeding as it can cause harm to the newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother.


Can I drive after the administration of the Folitrax 7.5mg injection?
Do not drive until your vision is clear as the administration of Folitrax 7.5mg injection may cause dizziness and drowsiness.


Can I consume alcohol after the administration of the Folitrax 7.5mg injection?
Alcohol should not be consumed with Folitrax 7.5mg Injection, as it can increase the side effect. Inform your doctor if you consume it often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver, kidney or bone marrow disease.
  • You are pregnant or planning pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • You have any known medical condition.
  • You are on any other medication or therapy.
  • You have stomach-intestinal or lung disease or conditions such as ulcers, persistent cough.
  • You have taken any vaccination recently (live vaccine).
  • You experience any skin reaction or other side effect after taking this medicine.
  • Folitrax 7.5mg Injection should not be used in children below 3 years of age.

Mode of Action of Folitrax 7.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The composition of Folitrax 7.5mg Injection works by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells and suppressing the immune system. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, it reduces the activi...
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Directions for Use of Folitrax 7.5 MG

  • Folitrax 7.5 injection will be given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital/clinic.
  • Do not self-inject. Follow any aftercare instructions given by the doctor/nurse.

Interactions of Folitrax 7.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Folitrax 7.5mg injection works or the Folitrax 7.5 itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines 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 painkiller medicines to provide relief from pain such as aceclofenac, ibuprofen, diclofenac or other immunomodulatory medicines such as cyclosporine.
  • When the Folitrax 7.5 mg is administered during the period of radiotherapy, it may increase the risk of cell death in soft tissues and bones.
  • If you have recently take any live vaccines, this medicine may alter the effectiveness of medicine.

Storage and disposal of Folitrax 7.5 MG

  • Store Folitrax 7.5mg Injection at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C in the original package to protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • Expired or unused medication should be disposed of via proper waste management protocol suggested by a pharmacist.

Dosage of Folitrax 7.5 MG


  • The overdose of Folitrax 7.5mg Injection can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and gastrointestinal bleeding, severe bone marrow suppression, liver toxicity (more likely in patients with pre-existing risk fac...
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  • Several deaths have been reported all over the world from methotrexate overdose because of accidentally taking the injection daily instead of once a week dose as prescribed.
  • This injection will be given by a doctor or nurse. Thus, the chances of overdose are unlikely. However, if you experience any discomfort or specific symptoms, inform your doctor or reach out to the ne...
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Missed a Dose

It is unlikely that the dose of this injection will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare set up. However, if you have missed taking any dose of this injection, inform your doctor or nurse im...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What precautions should I take before treatment with the medicine?

A: The use of the medicine for a prolonged duration may cause liver damage, including cirrhosis (irreversible scarring of the liver), which may be fatal. High doses of this injection can also damage the kidneys and cause their failure. This injection may not be suitable for individuals with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis if they: are alcoholics, have alcoholic liver disease or other chronic liver diseases; have an immunodeficiency syndrome; and have a blood deficiency disorder, such as low red blood cell counts, low white blood counts and low blood platelet counts.

Q: Can this medicine cause weight gain?

A: The side effects of Folitrax 7.5mg Injection are nausea, diarrhoea and an upset stomach, which may cause loss of weight.

Q: Can I drink coffee while taking this medicine?

A: Yes, coffee can be taken with this medicine.

Q: Can this medicine cause infections?

A: This medicine is known to affect the immune system that can lead to some serious infections. Consult your doctor for more details about the same.

Q: What precaution should be taken if the expired dosage of this medicine is administered?

A: The administration of this injection is limited to a healthcare professional only. However, if expired injection has been administered to you, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Q: Is Folitrax 7.5mg Injection a steroid?

A: No, Folitrax 7.5mg Injection is not a steroid. It is an immunosuppressant and anti-neoplastic medicine.

Q: Is Folitrax 7.5mg Injection safe during pregnancy?

A: No, Folitrax 7.5mg Injection is not safe during pregnancy. It should not be administered during pregnancy as it can cause potential harm to the unborn foetus along with threatened pregnancy. Thus, always inform your doctor about your pregnancy or planning of pregnancy while on this medicine.
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Last Updated on: 19 Aug 2021 | 02:27 PM (IST)
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