Mexate 15 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Methotrexate (15 mg)
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Mexate 15 Tablet Information

Mexate 15 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Lymphoma. Mexate 15 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Mexate 15 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Mexate 15 Tablet include Abdominal Pain. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Mexate 15 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Mexate 15 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Mexate 15 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Mexate 15 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Mexate 15 Tablet related warnings section.

Mexate 15 Tablet 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. Some other conditions that can be affected by Mexate 15 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Mexate 15 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Mexate 15 Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Mexate 15 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Mexate 15 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Mexate 15 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 15 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Mexate 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 Tablet on the Heart?


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

    Mild


Mexate 15 Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Mexate 15 Tablet

  • Is this Mexate 15 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Mexate 15 Tablet has not been reported.

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


    Mexate 15 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 15 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Mexate 15 Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Mexate 15 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Mexate 15 Tablet


    There is no information on the effects of taking Mexate 15 Tablet with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Mexate 15 Tablet


    Taking Mexate 15 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 15 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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