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Central/eastern North Carolina (NC) doctor

Need a central/eastern NC doctor willing to prescribe pain medications. I am taking methotrexate and have been told multiple times not to take otc medications such as ibuprofen and Tylenol and referred by the specialist to my PCP for medications. My PCP is aware of the methotrexate and physician telling me not to use otc medications, but will not prescribe anything. He actually told me to take "a little" Tylenol or ibuprofen. A lot won't even help my joint pain. In need of a doctor willing to prescribe and preferably one I can see ASAP that does not require a referral. ## There is Cape Fear Valley Bladen Medical Associates in Elizabethtown, nc 28377 and the phone number is 1-910-862-5500 and they show concern for patients with severe pain. They are taking new patients. I wou...

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Methotrexate reaction

When I take Methotrexate (7.5 mg.) for my RA treatment, I get these swollen areas in the tissue, on my lower leg and sometimes in my forearms that will turn bright red (like a sunburn). It really is painful and seems to feel better once it turns red. This will last up to 4 days. Anyone out there with a similar re-action? ## I know exactly what you mean! I take the medication for my lupus. My doctor prescribed over the counter hydrocortisone cream and it does wonders. Also, when it is really sore he has me take vitamin e capsules, puncture them and squirt them on the area. Believe it or not, it really does take away a lot of the pain. Hope this helps. ## my husband passed away last year.. i have recently found a prescription which was for (100 ) 2.5 methotrexate to be taken as doctors in...

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can you take methotrexate when you have a cold

I have been taking Methotrexate for 2 months. I have had a weeks break and due to start with inj's. instead because of side effects from the oral methotrexate. I have just started with a cold and a tickly cough. Can you still take the inj. which is due Monday, or should you wait whilst the cold goes? Not sure what to do. Thanks. ## Hello, Lyn! How are you? I don't see it listed among the contraindications, but it would be best to double check to be sure. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, administration site reaction, abdominal distress and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi Verwon, thanks for the reply. I did ring my rheumatology nurse for advice in the end. Be cause she thought I may have a virus, she advised me not to ...

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Can Methotrexate be taken for long time? I

I have had severe Arthritis, for along time. I hurt in all my joints all the time badly. I also have High Bloodpressure, one hip replaced and one knee raplacement. Arthritis is in my family. At one time I was diagnosed for Lupus and after being treated for it , I was told (Mayo Clinic)by the doctors that I do not have Lupus. Can that happen? Finally can Methotrexate help me? I would prefer not to take steroids. ## Hello, Shashi! How are you? Yes, it is possible that you were misdiagnosed as having Lupus. As to the Methotrexate, it depends on what type of arthritis you have, but some people have gotten very good results from it for rheumatoid arthritis. It may also depend on what other medications you are on. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including body aches, headac...

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Yellow Round Pill M On Top 1 Bottom, scored in center

Yellow round pill with M on top and a 1 on bottom, scored in center. Small pill. What is the medication? ## Hi tambo, I actually came across two different pills that match your description: The first one is Methotrexate Sodium (2.5mg); which is primarily used to treat severe psoriasis, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Manufacturer: Major Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00904-6012 The second one is Clorpres (chlorthalidone 15 mg + clonidine 0.1 mg); which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Manufacturer: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00378-0001 Do either of these sound like a possibility based on any past prescriptions you may have had? ## Yes its a methotrexiate thank you

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Methotrexate side effects nausea, vomiting, no appetite

Side effects nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite what can I do ## Hello, Alma! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. How long have you been taking it? Those can be side effects of it, as reported by the FDA, you may also experience dizziness and headache. However, side effects are typically transient and go away with time, as your body gets used to the medication. If you've been on it for over a month and are still experiencing such issues, you may need to switch to a different medication.

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methotrexate & time duration in your system

I took methotrexate injections 15mg once a week for about 3 years off & on, mostly on for psoriasis & stopped completely in February 2015, (awful side effects). How long does this nasty drug remain in your system for? Just started on Trimethroprim for a kidney infection & one of the drugs to keep clear of is Methotrexate, will this still apply even though I have been off methotrexate for nearly 7 months now? ## Hello, Andy! How are you? No, it should be fine if it's been that long, but you may want to double check with your pharmacist to be sure. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Can I take Amox Clav 875 mg with other medications.

I'm taking Methotrexate and folic acid pills to treat my psoriasis. Is it OK to take Amox-Clav 875MG with these other medications? ## Hello, Jared! How are you? Is your doctor aware that you're taking all of these medications? The antibiotic may increase the levels of Methotrexate, so usually it's recommended that a different antibiotic be used and that you stay away from the Penicillin class. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

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Why I got Ebetrex 25mg?

Hi, Would you please let me know why I have to use Ebetrex? Best regadrs, Mohammad Golriz ## This is a non-US brand name for Methotrexate. It is most commonly used to treat cancer and auto-immune dieases. More details about this medication are available at: If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## hi Why has a person to use ebetrex 2.5?

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found a small yellow pill with an m on a line and a 1 under line

please help me with this small yellow pill it is alittle raised has a M on a line and a 1 under the line thank y6ou so much ## Hello, Donna! How are you? From what I can find in the prescription drug identification databases, there are two possibilities. If the yellow is a deeper yellow that seems mottled with some white/lighter areas in it, then it is a 2.5mg Methotrexate tablet. The FDA lists it as being used to treat cancer and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, blurred vision and upper stomach pain. However, if it is a paler yellow that is solid in color, then it is a Clorpes tablet, it contains 15mgs of Chlorthalidone and 0.1mg of Clonidine, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure. Typical side effects are listed as possibly including dizz...

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Polymalagia Rhumatica and Methrotrexate

I am on 10 mg of Methrotexate weekly and 10 mg of Predisone. I will go to 9mg of Predisone Jan 1st. My questions is if I miss taking a dose of Metrexate on Monday my usual day and take it on Thur. would it be ok to have wine on a vacation from Monday through Wed. ## Hello, Maggsg! How are you? The FDA strongly cautions against indulging in alcohol while taking any prescription medication. Alcohol tends to worsen the side effects, so could feel more dizziness, nausea and drowsiness than usual. Thus, one drink may affect you as if you'd had 2 and so on. However, if your doctor does clear it for you to do this and have a couple drinks, then please make sure you won't be driving or doing anything dangerous. Is there anything else I can help with?

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geriflo use and psoriasis recurrence

I am 72 male, confirmed patient of severe and extensive psoriasis,. I have consumed methotrexate for last 30 years for the control of psoriasis. My psoriasis disappeared since 2010. Now, I have started Geriflo for benign prostate hyperplacia. I usually avoid any medicine for fear of recurrence of psoriasis. But, this has become necessary. Can anyone explain me the consequences of this drug on recurrence of psoriasis ? Has anyone else gone through the same rout? ## Hello Shri, I was wondering what dose you are on and have you had any serious side effects? My husband is 43 with severe psoriatic arthritis and needs to take methotrexate, he is scared of the side effects. Any encouraging words for us? Thank You,Tracy

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folitrax 10

methorexate ## Is Folitax 10mg similar to Methotrexate 10mg? Does both of treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in the same way? Is there any difference between the two. Please email me ASAP. I am a RA patient. ## I have been taking this medicine for past 3 months.The doctor had prescibed this medicine as I am a patient of acute rheumatic arthritis.I want to know the long term side effects of this medicine.Should I continue with this medicine? ## Does folitrax 10mg have any side effects? If so what are those and does it cause kidney diseases. ## I have been taking folitrax 10 mg from 2 years. Please tell me if there are any long term side effects? ## " Possible side effects can include anemia, neutropenia, increased risk of bruising, nausea and vomiting, dermatitis and diarrhea. A small percen...

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Side Effects Of Folitrax 50

is it a safe medicine for rhuematic arthritus.my doctors advisd weekly dose of 1mg injection.please advise and what are the side effects ## There can always be risks associated with any medication, but what you have to discuss with your doctor is whether or not the possible benefits to you may outweigh the possible risks. Folitrax contains the active ingredient Methotrexate and it is commonly used to treat conditions, such as yours, the are caused by an inappropriate autoimmune response. Side effects may include: injection site irritation, nausea, predisposition to infection and dizziness. Learn more: Are there any other questions or comments? ## side effects of folitrax and will it lead to ear problems ## i am on 7.5mg drug of folitrax. For the last three months there very fast hair fa...

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Sudden reaction to Methatrexate

My 5 year old son is on 15mg Subcut Methatrexate injection , weekly. He has been on this drug for almost 2 1/2 years now. He also receives an infusion every 4 weeks - both are for his illness Juvenile Dermatomyositis, which he was diagnoised with when he was 18 months old. Up until now, he has tolorated both drugs very well - with almost no side effects. Just lately though, he has started to be very sick after the Methatrexate. 4/5 hours later he developes a high temtreture and is sometimes very sick. I am not able to understand (and nether can his consultants) why he suddenly, after 2 1/2 years has he started to develop this reaction. I would be more understanding, had my son reacted like this from day one but he hasn't showed any signs iof side affects to the methatrexate. Why now...

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Methothrexate & Leucovorin

I have had RA for 8 years I was taking methotrexate and leucovorin 12-16 hrs later. Just started with new doctor and he changed me to folic acid he said leucovorin interfere with the methothrexate. I feel so much better it is hard to believe such a little change could make such a differents. So happy I made the change. ## Hello, Gail! How are you? I'm glad that you've got a combination that is working better for you. However, there is nothing listing a problem between them, so I can only assume your doctor was going by experiences with other patients. You should be aware, though, that the Folic Acid is listed as possibly interfering with the absorption of the Methotrexate. Has anyone else faced similar issues?

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Methotrexate injections for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

I have just stated using methotrexate injections for RA after using tablets which gave me mouth ulcers and nausea. Have also used Arava and other RA meds without success . I am also on occasional predisalone as I gain too much weight and am a type 1 diabetic and blood sugars go up considerably. I also take 300mg of plaquenil each day for my arthritis. I would like to know how others are coping with the methotrexate, results and side effects???

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methotrexate , are supplements advisable?

Having been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis (though psoriasis has always been super mild), I have just started taking 10mg methotrexate once a week followed by 5mg of folic acid for 2 days. Is it recommended to take a vitamin supplement (if so , which?) or any other supplement to compensate for weakening of the immune system (if so, which)? Also, which pain killers are most effective and least harmful to liver etc? Thankyou!

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Nexpro 20 for Flatulence

I have been prescribed Nexpro 20 for flatulence caused by wysolone and methotrexate, which I am taking for RA. Yet I read everywhere that flatulence is a side effect of Nexpro. I don't have acidity or upper digestive tract problems, mine are all in the lower regions – bloating and gas. Can you advise? ## Perhaps I should have been clearer – I am based in India and Wysolone is the Indian brand name for prednisone (US) or prednisolone (UK) – this is cortisone medication.. Folitrax is the Indian brand name for methotrexate. if Nexpro is designed to cure flatulence, how on earth can flatulence be a side effect? Yet I read on websites that is is listed as one Anyone any insight into this? ## Hi, Loosa! How are you doing? There are some cases where gas and b...

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folitrax 10 mg effects on arithritis patient

i am 50 years old, female suffering from arithritis has been precribed folitrax 7.5mg two times in a week by a doctor but i suffered from skin allergy and also incresed weight. kindly guide me if this is side effect of this medicine. ## Hi, Pooh, how are you? Can you give me a better description of what you're describing as a skin allergy? Are you getting a rash, hives, itching or something else? Weight gain can be a common side effect of this medication, but it depends on how much you've gained and how fast it has occurred. If you've gained a lot in a very short amount of time, then you should consult your doctor as it may be the sign of a possibly serious reaction to the medication that could be dangerous. Have you had any other symptoms? Have you noticed anything else unu...

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