Mexate 10 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Methotrexate (10 mg)
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Mexate 10 Tablet Information

Mexate 10 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma. Other than this, Mexate 10 Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Mexate 10 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. 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.

The side effects typically associated with Mexate 10 Tablet include Abdominal Pain. Some other side effects of Mexate 10 Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Mexate 10 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Mexate 10 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Mexate 10 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Anemia must refrain from the use of Mexate 10 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Mexate 10 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Mexate 10 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Mexate 10 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Mexate 10 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Mexate 10 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Mexate 10 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

Mexate 10 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Mexate 10 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Mexate Tablet shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Mexate 10 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Mexate Tablet. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Mexate 10 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Mexate Tablet. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Mexate 10 Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Mexate Tablet. 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 Mexate 10 Tablet on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Mexate Tablet on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Mexate 10 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Mexate 10 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Mexate 10 Tablet

  • Is this Mexate 10 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Mexate 10 Tablet has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Mexate 10 Tablet does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Mexate 10 Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Mexate 10 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Mexate 10 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Mexate 10 Tablet


    There is no information on the effects of taking Mexate 10 Tablet with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Mexate 10 Tablet


    Taking Mexate 10 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 Mexate 10 Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Does Mexate Tablet cause weight gain?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, Mexate Tablet does not cause weight changes (weight gain or loss). It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. However, if you are experiencing any unusual weight changes then it might be due to some other medical condition and you are advised to discuss it with your doctor.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Mexate Tablet cause cancer?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Mexate Tablet 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.

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Mexate Tablet?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

The dosage of this drug may vary depending on the diagnosis and the patient's medical condition. Take Mexate Tablet as advised by your doctor. Ideally, oral Mexate Tablet has to be taken empty stomach because the presence of food might affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with bone marrow depression, and improper liver or kidney function.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Mexate Tablet cause drowsiness?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Mexate Tablet may cause drowsiness and dizziness in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this medicine. However, the exact cause of drowsiness is not known.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Mexate Tablet raise blood sugar?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

No, Mexate Tablet 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.



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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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