FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET contains Methotrexate which belongs to the group of medicines called Antimetabolites. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ALL (Acute Lymphocytic/ lymphoblastic Leukemia) in adults. In addition, it is also used to treat bone cancer and lung cancer. FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET is also treats polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto immune disease that results in the inflammation of bones due to body’s own immune system. Acute Lymphocytic/lymphoblastic Leukemia is a type of cancer developing from white blood cells in the bone marrow and may suddenly spread to invade other body parts such as spleen, brain, lymph nodes. Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis characterized by the involvement of five or more joints that is of severe, active, juvenile and idiopathic in nature.
Before taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET, it is recommended to inform the doctor about your medical and family history, including the list of medicines (prescription, non-prescription medicines and herbal medicines) that are being taken.
FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET is not recommended to be taken by the pregnant and nursing women, women planning pregnancy, those who drink huge amount of alcohol and patients suffering from liver and kidney impairment.
FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET is not recommended in children for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult the doctor before taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET.
Caution must be exercised by the patients suffering from lung disorders, blood disorders and gastric disorders before taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET.
Care must be taken to avoid taking products containing caffeine such as black tea, coffee and cold drinks while taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET.
The most common side effects seen after taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET are headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and altered levels of blood cells. Consult a doctor if any of the above side effect worsens after taking FOLITRAX 20MG TABLET.