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Otrexup

methotrexate
Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. Methotrexate is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults, and to treat active polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children. Methotrexate is often used when other medicines have not been effective. Methotrexate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
methotrexate
DRUG TYPE
other immunosuppressants

Frequently Asked Questions

Methotrexate should not be used during pregnancy to treat arthritis or psoriasis. Methotrexate is sometimes used to treat cancer during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Do not use methotrexate to treat psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis if you have low blood cell counts, a weak immune system, alcoholism or chronic liver disease, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Methotrexate can cause serious or fatal side effects. Tell your doctor if you have diarrhea, mouth sores, cough, shortness of breath, upper stomach pain, dark urine, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, confusion, seizure, or skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Otrexup solution 10 mg/0.4 mL12.5 mg/0.4 mL15 mg/0.4 mL17.5 mg/0.4 mL20 mg/0.4 mL22.5 mg/0.4 mL25 mg/0.4 mL
RediTrex solution 10 mg/0.4 mL

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