Folitrax 25 Mg Injection

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  • Contains / Salt: Methotrexate (25 mg)
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    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection Information

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma. The alternative uses of Folitrax 25 Mg Injection have also been explained below.

    The correct dosage of Folitrax 25 Mg Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection also has some side effects, the most common being Abdominal Pain. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Folitrax 25 Mg Injection can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Folitrax 25 Mg Injection are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Folitrax 25 Mg Injection related warnings talks about Folitrax 25 Mg Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Folitrax 25 Mg Injection since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Folitrax 25 Mg Injection are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Folitrax 25 Mg Injection may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    You should also be aware that Folitrax 25 Mg Injection is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection Benefits & Uses

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Folitrax 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection on the Heart?


      Folitrax is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Folitrax 25 Mg Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax 25 Mg Injection

    • Is this Folitrax 25 Mg Injection habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Folitrax 25 Mg Injection.

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


      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Folitrax 25 Mg Injection since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Folitrax 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection for mental disorders.

      No

    Folitrax 25 Mg Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Folitrax 25 Mg Injection


      Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Folitrax 25 Mg Injection and food will interact.

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Folitrax 25 Mg Injection


      Taking Folitrax 25 Mg Injection 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 25 Mg Injection

    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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