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USES: This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer or to control severe psoriasis or arthritis.

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This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer or to control severe psoriasis or arthritis.
  • This medication must be used under close medical supervision so your condition can be monitored.
  • Laboratory tests will be done periodically to be sure the drug is working properly and to monitor for possible side effects.

  • Store this medication at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.



How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This is a potent medication.
  • Take it exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication.
  • This helps your kidneys to remove the drug from your body and minimize some of the side effects.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause nausea, stomach pain or drowsiness.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor.
  • Report to your doctor promptly mouth sores, diarrhea, fever, persistent sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, black stools, rash, enlarged glands/lymph nodes, dark urine, bone pain, or unusual pain and discoloration of the skin.
  • Unlikely but report promptly yellowing of the eyes/skin, chest pain, flu-like symptoms, dry cough, neck stiffness, vision changes, headache, muscle weakness, mental changes or seizures.
  • Temporary hair loss may occur; normal hair growth should return after treatment has ended.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, fever or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history especially a history of kidney, liver, lung or intestinal diseases, chickenpox (or recent exposure to it), alcohol use and of any allergies, especially drug allergies.
  • As this medication may make you more sensitive to the effects of the sun, avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or sunlamps.
  • Avoid touching your eyes or inside your nose without first washing your hands to prevent eye infections.
  • Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without consent of your doctor and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine.
  • Avoid alcohol use.
  • Males should insure that effective contraceptive measures are used during and for 3 months after methotrexate treatment.
  • Methotrexate should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • Use of this drug is not recommended if you wish to become pregnant.
  • Use appropriate contraceptive measures during and for at least one menstrual cycle after methotrexate treatment.
  • Methotrexate is excreted into breast milk.
  • Do not breast-feed while using this drug.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is important to use each dose at the scheduled time.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may take especially etretinate, folic acid, phenytoin, aspirin; NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen); sulfa medications (and of other antibiotics); procarbazine, digoxin, theophylline, probenecid; and other drugs which may harm the liver (e.g., azathioprine, sulfasalazine).
  • The use of trimethoprim may interfere with methotrexate blood tests.
  • Tell your doctor if you use trimethoprim.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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