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Methotrexate Tablet 2.5mg (36 tablets)

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Description

Methotrexate is an antineoplastic drug that is used to treat certain types of lymphoma (a type of cancer) and tumors. It works by slowing the growth of cells that multiply rapidly.

How It Works

Methotrexate works by slowing the growth of cells that multiply rapidly.

Directions

Please use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

Caution:

Methotrexate can interact with several medications. Some of these include NSAIDS, cyclosporine, and folic acid. It is important to discuss with your pet's veterinarian all medications, supplements, and herbal products you may be giving to your pet before starting methotrexate.

Side Effect:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Lack of an appetite (especially in cats).
  • Vomiting (especially in dogs).
  • Hair loss.
  • Lack of energy.

Warning:

Wear gloves when handling methotrexate and giving it to your pet. Wash your hands well, afterward. Women of child-bearing age need to know that methotrexate can cause birth defects and harm a fetus.

Precautions:

Keep away from children and animals. When giving methotrexate to your pet, it is important to avoid human exposure as much as possible. Wear gloves and immediately wash your hands after handling the drug. If you need to split the tablet or handle a broken tablet, wearing gloves is extremely important. Because of the nature of the drug and its toxicities, pregnant or nursing animals should avoid using methotrexate. Methotrexate can interact with several medications. Some of these include NSAIDS, cyclosporine, and folic acid. It is important to discuss with your pet's veterinarian all medications, supplements, and herbal products you may be giving to your pet before starting methotrexate. The veterinarian may also monitor your pet for toxicities associated with methotrexate by watching for signs of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. They may also perform lab tests such as a complete blood count, renal function tests, and liver function tests. It is important to give your pet this medication exactly as prescribed and to not discontinue the drug without consulting with your pet's veterinarian. If you miss giving your pet the dose, give it to him as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your normal schedule. If you are unsure about when to give a missed dose, contact your pet's veterinarian.

FAQ

Methotrexate is an immunosuppressive and anticancer agent primarily used to treat lymphoma and other solid tumors in cats and dogs.
  • Methotrexate may be prescribed for immune diseases such as lupus, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, pemphigus, rheumotoid arthritis, and proliferative urethritis.
  • Methotrexate is also prescribed to treat a variety of different cancers.
  • Because of the nature of the drug and its toxicities, pregnant or nursing animals should avoid using methotrexate.
  • Side Effects: Diarrhea, nausea, lack of an appetite (especially in cats), vomiting (especially in dogs), hair loss, lack of energy.
  • Methotrexate can interact with several medications. Some of these include NSAIDS, cyclosporine, and folic acid. It is important to discuss with your pet's veterinarian all medications, supplements, and herbal products you may be giving to your pet before starting methotrexate.
  • Your veterinarian may also monitor your pet for toxicities associated with methotrexate by watching for signs of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. They may also perform lab tests such as a complete blood count, renal function tests, and liver function tests.
  • When giving methotrexate to your companion, it is important for you to avoid exposure as much as possible to protect yourself. Wear gloves and immediately wash your hands after handling the drug.
  • You should also wear gloves when handling all bodily waste (vomit, urine, litter, feces) for a few days after Methotrexate is given. Seal the waste and anything used to clean it in a plastic bag. Dispose of the gloves and the bag in another sealed plastic bag and place it in the regular trash.
  • If you need to split the tablet or handle a broken tablet, wearing gloves is extremely important.
  • Methotrexate should be given with food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
The drug Methotrexate is a chemotherapy/ anticancer drug and it suppresses the immune system.
Dogs and cats may use Methotrexate for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

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