Methotrexate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methotrexate?

(meth oh TREKS ate)

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat ectopic pregnancy.

• This medicine is used to treat leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat psoriasis.

• This medicine is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• If you have had hepatitis B or C, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have drug or alcohol addiction, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened immune system, develop infections easily, or are on antibiotics, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mouth sores, stomach irritation or ulcers, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 1 month after stopping.

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