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Folic Acid + Methotrexate

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Folic Acid + Methotrexate Benefits & Uses

Folic Acid + Methotrexate is used to treat the following -

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 Rare
  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 Rare
  17. Abdominal Pain Common
  18. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  19. Increased Liver Enzymes
  20. Fatigue Rare
  21. Acne
  22. Mood swings
  23. Male Infertility Rare
  24. Female Infertility Rare
  25. Bleeding Rare
  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?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate. If you are pregnant, do not take Folic Acid + Methotrexate without a doctor's advice.

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 by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

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

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

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

Folic Acid + Methotrexate can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

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

Folic Acid + Methotrexate has very mild side effects on 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, you will not get addicted to Folic Acid + Methotrexate.

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

Folic Acid + Methotrexate will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Folic Acid + Methotrexate only on doctor's advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Folic Acid + Methotrexate is not used to treat mental disorders.

Folic Acid + Methotrexate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate together with food.

Interaction between Alcohol and Folic Acid + Methotrexate

Drinking alcohol while taking Folic Acid + Methotrexate may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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
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