Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet

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    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet Information

    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma. Secondary and off-label uses of Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet include Abdominal Pain. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet 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.

    In addition, Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet related warnings talks about Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet 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 Tablet Related Warnings

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


      Folitrax is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet

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


      No, you will not get addicted to Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet.

      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 Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet 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 Tablet for mental disorders.

      No

    Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet


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

      Unknown
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet


      Taking Folitrax 15 Mg Tablet 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 Tablet

    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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