FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION contains Methotrexate which belongs to the group of medicines called Antimetabolites. FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION is used to treat active rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It is also used to treat its polyarthritic forms (characterized by the involvement of five or more joints) which is severe, active and idiopathic in nature and affects young people (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis – JIA). FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION is also used to treat psoriasis.
In addition, FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION is also used to treat Crohn’s disease and various cancers such as acute lymphocytic lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bladder cancer etc.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by itchy scales, that is not responsive to conventional treatment such as phototherapy and retinoids. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease affecting intestine.
Before getting FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION administered, 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, before receiving FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION.
Also, FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION is not recommended for the children less than the age of 3, pregnant and nursing women, women planning pregnancy, those who drink huge amount of alcohol and patients suffering from liver and kidney impairment.
Caution must be exercised by the patients suffering from lung disorders, blood disorders and gastric disorders before receiving FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION. Care must be taken to avoid taking products containing caffeine such as black tea, coffee and cold drinks while receiving FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION.
The common side effects can be experienced after receiving FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION are headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and altered levels of blood cells. Consult a doctor if any of the above side effect worsens after receiving FOLITRAX 50MG INJECTION.