Folitrax

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  • Contains / Salt: Methotrexate (7.5 mg)
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    Folitrax Information

    Folitrax is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet,Injection. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Folitrax have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Folitrax is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Folitrax include Abdominal Pain. Some other side effects of Folitrax have been listed ahead. These side effects of Folitrax are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Folitrax is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Folitrax has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Folitrax related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Folitrax since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Folitrax are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug interactions for Folitrax have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Folitrax, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Folitrax Benefits & Uses

    Folitrax is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Folitrax 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.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Folitrax Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Folitrax safe for pregnant women?


      Folitrax has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Folitrax without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Folitrax safe during breastfeeding?


      Folitrax should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Folitrax on the Kidneys?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Folitrax on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Folitrax. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Folitrax on the Heart?


      Folitrax is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Folitrax with Other Drugs

    Folitrax should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Folitrax Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax

    • Is this Folitrax habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Folitrax.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Folitrax since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Folitrax is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Folitrax for mental disorders.

      No

    Folitrax Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Folitrax


      Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Folitrax and food will interact.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Folitrax


      Taking Folitrax and alcohol together may cause some problems. If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Folitrax work?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Folitrax contains methotrexate which is a chemotherapy drug that works in cancer by preventing the DNA synthesis of cancerous cells. It inhibits dihydrofolic acid reductase enzyme which is important for the formation of tetrahydrofolate. Tetrahydrofolate is essential for the synthesis of some DNA components of the cancerous cells. Incase of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn's disease Folitrax works by suppressing the body's normal immune response to inflammation. This results in reduced inflammation and provides relief from the symptoms associated with these diseases.

    Question about 4 years ago

    Is Folitrax a steroid?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    No, Folitrax is not a steroid. It is an antimetabolite (a chemotherapy drug) and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARDs) which have immunosuppressant properties. It is used in the treatment of various types of cancer and other diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn's disease. 

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Folitrax raise blood sugar?

    Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

    No, Folitrax does not raise blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking it. However, if you are experiencing increased thirst, trouble concentrating, and frequent urination which are symptoms of increased blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) then do discuss with your doctor.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Folitrax?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    Take Folitrax as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid unpleasant side effects.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Folitrax cause cancer?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Folitrax contains methotrexate (a chemotherapy) which is used in the treatment of various types of cancers. Nonetheless, it has been associated with an increased risk for melanoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and lung cancer.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Methotrexate

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 862-863

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 832-834



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