Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet

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Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet Information

Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma. Secondary and off-label uses of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet include Abdominal Pain. Some other side effects of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. In addition, Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


    Folitrax is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet

  • Is this Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet.

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


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet


    Taking Folitrax 20 Mg Tablet 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 20 Mg Tablet

Question over 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 over 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 almost 5 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 over 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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