MEXATE 10 mg 4 Tablet

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name: 

ZYDUS CADILA

 

Drug classification:  

Antimetabolites

 

What is this used for:

  • Choriocarcinoma (Cancer in women’s Womb)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriasis


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity or Allergic to this medicine or ingredients present along with it

 

How should I take the medicine:

Take this exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take small or higher doses than actually recommended to take.

 

How this medicine works:

This medicine acts by reducing the symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness.

 

Side effects:

  • Loss of appetite (unknown)
  • Nausea or Vomiting (unknown)
  • Blurred vision (unknown)
  • Dizziness (unknown)
  • Diarrhea (unknown)
  • Pale skin (unknown) 
  • Skin rash (unknown)
  • Joint pain (unknown)
  • Stomach pain (unknown)
  • Swelling of feet or lower legs (unknown)
  • Fever or chills (unknown)
  • Unusual bleeding (unknown)
  • Hair loss (unknown)

 

Pregnancy warning: Category X

Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

 

Lactation warning: 

The use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

 

Aspirin-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the effects and blood levels of methotrexate in the body If you experience any signs and symptoms like fever, chills, shortness of breath, swellings, etc. Inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

Etodolac- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the effects and blood levels of methotrexate in the body. In rare cases, you may also have kidney disease for receiving both medicines. If you experience any signs and symptoms like cough, vomiting, pain in the joints fever, chills, shortness of breath, swellings, etc. Inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

Ketorolac-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the effects and blood levels of methotrexate in the body. In rare cases, you may also have kidney disease for receiving both medicines. If you experience any signs and symptoms like cough, vomiting, pain in the joints fever, chills, shortness of breath, swellings, etc. Inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

Naproxen-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken or used together, it may increase the effects and blood levels of methotrexate in the body. In rare cases, you may also have kidney disease for receiving both medicines. If you experience any signs and symptoms like cough, vomiting, pain in the joints fever, chills, shortness of breath, swellings, etc. Inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

 Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions:

N/A

 

Expert Advice:

  1. This medicine may be taken with or without food. Follow the instructions given by the doctor.
  2. It is recommended not to perform any activities related to mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  3. This medicine may weaken the immune system and you may be prone to infections soon. It is recommended not to expose to people who are suffering from any infections.
  4. This medicine should be used with caution as it may worsen gastrointestinal problems.

 

Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed
  • Keep out of reach of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature and away from light and excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

 

References:


1. Drugs H. Methotrexate: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 10 November 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682019.html

2.[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 10 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/008085s066lbl.pdf

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Caution

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