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Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Information

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Benefits & Uses

Folic Acid + Methotrexate is used to treat the following -

  1. मेगालोब्लास्टिक एनीमिया Primary
  2. Nutritional Deficiency Primary
  3. Anemia in Pregnancy
  4. Vitamin B9 deficiency
  5. Head and neck cancer
  6. Breast Cancer
  7. गैर-हॉजकिन लिंफोमा Primary
  8. Lung Cancer
  9. Bone Cancer
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  11. Psoriasis
  12. Ectopic Pregnancy
  13. Throat Cancer
  14. Lymphoma Primary
  15. बी-सेल एक्यूट लिम्फोब्लास्टिक ल्यूकेमिया
  16. Mycosis Fungoides

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Folic Acid
Methotrexate

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Folic Acid + Methotrexate is used -

  1. Shortness of Breath दुर्लभ
  2. Itching or burning
  3. Rash
  4. Skin redness
  5. Confusion
  6. Insomnia
  7. Fever Mild
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  10. Anaphylactic reaction
  11. Bronchospasm
  12. Depression Moderate
  13. Erythema
  14. Nausea or vomiting
  15. Loss of appetite
  16. Indigestion दुर्लभ
  17. Abdominal Pain सामान्य
  18. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  19. Increased Liver Enzymes
  20. Fatigue दुर्लभ
  21. Acne
  22. Mood swings
  23. Male Infertility दुर्लभ
  24. Female Infertility दुर्लभ
  25. Bleeding दुर्लभ
  26. Joint pain
  27. Blurred vision
  28. Photosensitivity
  29. Hair Loss Mild
  30. Dizziness Mild
  31. Headache Mild
  32. Infection
  33. Cough Mild

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Related Warnings

Is the use of Folic Acid + Methotrexate safe for pregnant women?

Those womens are pregnant, before taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate should be consult to doctor. If you don't do same, Then it will cause some serious side effects on your body.

Is the use of Folic Acid + Methotrexate safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Folic Acid + Methotrexate should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.

What is the effect of Folic Acid + Methotrexate on the Kidneys?

You may experience side effects on your kidney after taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

What is the effect of Folic Acid + Methotrexate on the Liver?

Liver can be affected by Folic Acid + Methotrexate. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

What is the effect of Folic Acid + Methotrexate on the Heart?

Side effects of Folic Acid + Methotrexate rarely affect the heart.

Severe Interaction of Folic Acid + Methotrexate with Other Drugs

Folic Acid + Methotrexate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Folic Acid + Methotrexate unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Pernicious Anemia
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Drug Allergy
  4. Infections
  5. Allergy
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Anemia
  8. Kidney Disease
  9. Mouth Ulcer

Frequently asked Questions about Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Is this Folic Acid + Methotrexate habit forming or addictive?

No, Folic Acid + Methotrexate is not habit forming.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Is it safe?

" Yes, Folic Acid + Methotrexate it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Folic Acid + Methotrexate in mental disorders is not effective.

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Folic Acid + Methotrexate and food will interact.

Interaction between Alcohol and Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to slight side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 609-611
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Methotrexate
  3. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 862-863
  4. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 832-834