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 GENERIC NAME:- Methotrexate
 COMPANY:- Cipla Ltd
 STRENGTH:- 2.5mg/ 5mg/ 10mg/ 15mg
 PACKING:- 2ml Vail
 TYPE:- Injection
 USES:- Antineoplastic Medication
 Description:-"Imutrex 10 mg tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer. It is also used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash) and ectopic pregnancy. Imutrex 10 mg tablet interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying."
 Expert Advice:-
  • Do not take methotrexate:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to methotrexate or to any of the other ingredients of this medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • If you have severe kidney or liver problems such as fibrosis, cirrhosis and recent hepatitis.
  • If you are alcoholic.
  • Methotrexate should not be taken with food, as it may interact and reduce its absorption. Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy, tired, have a headache or get blurred vision after taking methotrexate.
  • Call your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches). Methotrexate is not recommended in children other than in cancer chemotherapy.Immediately consult your doctor if you have upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), dry cough, shortness of breath, blood in your urine, or little or no urinating.Use birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using methotrexate, whether you are a man or a woman.
  • Methotrexate use by either parent may cause birth defects.Continue using condoms for at least 90 days after your treatment ends.Women should continue taking effective form of birth control for at least one cycle of ovulation after the treatment ends.
 Side Effects:-Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Increased liver enzymes

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