Methotrexate is a mild immunosuppressant that also exhibits anti- inflammatory activity. Methotrexate is commonly used for the treatment of certain cancers including but not limited to leukemia, Hodgkin's disease and head and neck cancers. The goal is to get your Crohn's disease in remission.
Just so, what are the most common side effects of methotrexate?
Stop using methotrexate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- dry cough, shortness of breath;
- diarrhea, vomiting, white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- blood in your urine or stools;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
What foods to avoid when taking methotrexate?
Foods that contain Folic Acid/ Avoid for 1 week after injection
- Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach)
- Kidney, lima, black and lentil beans.
- Beer (Brewers yeast)
- Whole grains.
- Wheat germ.
- Oranges / orange juice.
Is Methotrexate a form of chemotherapy?
Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall). Methotrexateis the chemotherapeutic drug most widely used by rheumatologists because it is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis and certain other rheumatic diseases (such as certain forms of vasculitis, or inflammation of blood vessels), and it is relatively safe.