Introduction of IMUTREX TABLET
IMUTREX TABLET belongs to a class of drugs known as “immunosuppressants” that help reduce pain and inflammation and strengthen the immune system to treat autoimmune diseases. IMUTREX TABLET is considered as first-line treatment for patients with various joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In addition, IMUTREX TABLET also acts as an “anti-metabolite” or “anti-cancer”. IMUTREX TABLET contains “methotrexate” which works by reducing the function of cells that cause inflammation of the joint tissue. It reduces pain, inflammation and slows joint damage and disease progression over time, which is why IMUTREX TABLET is also known as a disease-modifying anticancer drug (DMARD). In addition, IMUTREX TABLET also acts as an “anticancer agent” or “anti-metabolite” by preventing cancer cells from growing and spreading by blocking their access to folate (a form of vitamin B9). Therefore, together IMUTREX TABLET suppresses the growth of cancer cells and helps to reduce the correct functioning of cells that prevent cancer cell growth. Take IMUTREX TABLET one hour after meals in the evening, once a week. Get the IMUTREX TABLET on the same day every week. The tablet form of IMUTREX TABLET should be swallowed whole with a glass of water; do not break or chew the tablet. The injection form IMUTREX TABLET will be administered by a healthcare professional; not self-managed. You should take IMUTREX TABLET for the time that your doctor has prescribed for your condition. In some cases, you may experience some common side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual tiredness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, increased liver enzymes, decreased ability to fight infections, tingling sensations, stomach pain, leukopenia (low white blood cell count) and pain in the mouth and lips. Most of those aspect outcomes do no longer require scientific interest and could go away through the years. However, you should talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects long term.
Uses of Tablets (Methotrexate)
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Cancer
Directions for Use
TABLET is taken once a week, on the same day every week. Oral: Take IMUTREX TABLET one hour after dinner, once a week. Get the IMUTREX TABLET on the same day every week. Depending on your medical condition, your doctor will tell you how long you should take IMUTREX TABLET. Take IMUTREX TABLET exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The tablet form of IMUTREX TABLET should be swallowed whole with a glass of water; Do not break or chew the tablet. Injectable: IMUTREX TABLET injectable form will be administered by a healthcare professional; not self-managed.
Side Effects of Tablets (Methotrexate)
Like all medicines, TABLET can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual tiredness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, increased liver enzymes, decreased ability to fight infection, tingling sensation, stomach pain, leukopenia (white blood cell count) low) and sore mouth and lips are common side effects of the IMUTREX SCORE. Please consult your doctor if you experience any side effects continuously.
Precautions of Tablets (Methotrexate)
Do not take TABLET if you are allergic to any of its ingredients if you have severe liver or kidney problems, serious blood disorders, immune system problems, marrow problems bones, serious infections, immunodeficiency syndromes, or if you are addicted to alcohol. Do not take TABLET if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant because TABLET causes serious birth defects. Nursing mothers should not take TABLET because it passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before taking TABLETS if you have/are having liver or kidney problems, stomach or intestinal ulcers, poor general condition, if you have been vaccinated or if you are diabetic treated with insulin. TABLET causes dizziness and drowsiness, so drive with caution. TABLET should not be used in children because safety and efficacy have not been established. Avoid drinking alcohol with TABLET as it can cause dizziness. TABLET may make you more susceptible to infection; See your doctor if you have signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, trouble breathing, jaundice, unexplained bleeding or bruising. Your doctor may recommend regular blood, kidney, and liver tests to monitor your condition. TABLET removes folate as a waste product from your body, thereby causing folate deficiency. Your doctor may prescribe folic acid supplements to help restore folate levels in your body.
Interactions of Tablets (Methotrexate)
DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS: TABLET may interact with pain relievers (diclofenac, ibuprofen, celecoxib, meloxicam, acetaminophen, and hydrocodone), antibiotics (amoxicillin, sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim), antidepressants (etisoneceptor, antipsychotics) depression), prednisolone (folic acid), anticancer drugs (adalimumab), drugs used to treat poisoning (leucovorin), antacids (esomeprazole), and antimalarials (hydroxychloroquine).
DRUG-FOOD INTERACTIONS: Avoid alcohol and caffeine with TABLET.
DRUG-DISEASE INTERACTIONS: TABLET may cause interactions with diseases such as leukopenia (low white blood cell count), infections, stomatitis, liver and kidney dysfunction.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Tablet?
You should tell your doctor about your complete medical history, any history of alcoholism and alcohol-related liver disorders, immunodeficiency syndrome, anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count before when initiating treatment with Tablet.
How long does it take to feel better after using Tablet?
It may take several months to experience the full benefits of Tablet until then, do not stop or change course on your own.
What is the use of Tablet?
Tablet is indicated for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, in patients who have tried other treatments but have not improved.
Is Tablet a pain reliever?
No, Tablet is not a pain reliever. It is an immunosuppressive drug used to stop or reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and to treat psoriasis.