Folitrax 15 Mg Injection

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Folitrax 15 Mg Injection Information

Folitrax 15 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 15 Mg Injection have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Folitrax 15 Mg Injection is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Folitrax 15 Mg Injection also has some side effects, the most common being Abdominal Pain. While these are the most often observed Folitrax 15 Mg Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Folitrax 15 Mg Injection go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Folitrax 15 Mg Injection is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Folitrax 15 Mg Injection has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Folitrax 15 Mg Injection related warnings section.

Folitrax 15 Mg Injection is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Folitrax 15 Mg Injection have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Folitrax 15 Mg Injection with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Folitrax 15 Mg Injection is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Folitrax 15 Mg Injection Benefits & Uses

Folitrax 15 Mg Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Folitrax 15 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 15 Mg Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Folitrax 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 Mg Injection on the Heart?


    Folitrax is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Folitrax 15 Mg Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Folitrax 15 Mg Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax 15 Mg Injection

  • Is this Folitrax 15 Mg Injection habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Folitrax 15 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 15 Mg Injection since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Folitrax 15 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 15 Mg Injection for mental disorders.

    No

Folitrax 15 Mg Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Folitrax 15 Mg Injection


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Folitrax 15 Mg Injection and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Folitrax 15 Mg Injection


    Taking Folitrax 15 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 15 Mg Injection

Question over 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 over 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 almost 5 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 over 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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