Folitrax 7.5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S is an anti-neoplastic medicine that is used in the treatment of different types of cancers especially in conditions that are not responding to other treatments. It is used to supress the immune system. The generic name of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S is methotrexate.
Uses of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Different types of cancers such as breast cancer, lung cancer, etc.
- As a single agent or in combination with other anti-neoplastic medications
Contraindications of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Hypersensitivity to methotrexate or medicines of same class
- Decreased platelets and white blood cells
- Severe liver or kidney disorders
- Mouth or stomach ulcers
- Recently administered any live vaccines
Side effects of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mouth ulcers
- Menstrual problems
- Skin rashes
- Persistent cough
- Pain in stomach, joints and muscles
- Swelling of feet
- Yellowing of skin (indication of liver damage)
- Fever with chills
- Unusual bleeding
- Blurred vision
- Temporary hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Decrease white blood cells
Precautions and Warnings of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
The use of the medicine should be strictly avoided throughout the duration of pregnancy as it can cause birth defects and, even, miscarriage.
Can I take Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
The medicine should strictly not be used during breastfeeding as it is known to pass via breastmilk and can cause harm to the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S?
The side effects of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S are drowsiness or dizziness along with unclear vision. If you experience any of these symptoms after its administration, it is best not to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S?
Alcohol intake during the administration of this medicine can increase the chances of liver damage. Therefore, the intake of alcohol should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you have kidney disorders, stomach ulcers, diabetes mellitus, infections or received any live vaccines.
Mode of Action of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S acts by reducing the proliferation of cancerous cells and suppressing the immune system.
Directions for Use of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
This medicine should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) whole with water and taken exactly as instructed by the physician.
Interactions of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Live vaccines
- This medicine, when taken with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aceclofenac, acemetacin, and diclofenac, can cause severe and sometimes fatal bone marrow suppression, aplastic anaemia and gastrointestinal toxicityread less
- This medicine when administered during the period of radiotherapy may increase the risk of cell death in soft tissues and bones
Interactions with food items
There are no reported interactions of this medicine with any food products.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with critical lung and kidney disorders, low platelet counts in the blood, reduced white blood cells and mouth ulcers along with pregnant and breastfeeding women also strictly advised not to take this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
The medicine should be kept at room temperature far away from excessive heat, sunlight, moisture and reach of children and pets. Instructions on the label should be followed.
Dosage of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S
Several deaths have been reported all over the world from the overdose of this medicine. The primary reason is the accidental daily intake of the medicine instead of once a week dose as prescribed, which should be avoided as it has fatal consequences. The overdose of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S can lead to diarrhoea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, sudden shortness of breath, cough, fever and liver toxicity. Certain symptoms are observed even with a single overdose. The most fatal consequence of its overdose can be bone marrow suppression.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you recall it. Skip it if it is time for the next scheduled dose. Do not take extra dose to compensate for the missed one. Strictly adhere to the prescribed dose of medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the other warnings to be considered while using the medicine?
A: Women should avoid having a child for at least six months after completing the treatment with this medicine. The doctor should be consulted immediately if you experience cough with blood or pink sputum during its administration. If treatment with this medicine is for a longer time period, regular health check-ups should be performed.
Q: What are the consequences of long-term use of methotrexate?
A: Prolonged use of the medicine can result in liver damage including cirrhosis which may be fatal. High doses can also lead to kidney failure or other kidney disorders.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken care of prior to treatment with the medicine?
A: This medicine is not considered suitable for patients with psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis if they have other liver disorders, immunodeficiency syndrome, anaemia, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia or if they are chronic alcoholics.
Q: When and how should I consume the medicine?
A: The tablet should be taken with water as instructed by the physician. The dose has to be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Taking more medicine than advised is very harmful and should be strictly avoided. For any dose alterations or queries related to the dosage of Folitrax 7.5mg Tablet 10'S, the physician should be consulted. Do not share the medicine with anyone with similar symptoms.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Package leaflet: information for the user. Maxtrex ® 2.5mg Tablets. Methotrexate.
- WebMD. Methotrexate.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database. (LactMed) Internet. Methotrexate.
- DailyMed. Label: Methotrexate – methotrexate sodium injection, powder, lyophilized for solution.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:49 PM (IST)
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