METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET contains Methotrexate which belongs to the group of medicines called Antimetabolites. METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET is used to treat active rheumatoid arthritis in adults which is a form of severe arthritis occurring due to unknown reasons (idiopathic) and old age and is non-responsive to conventional painkillers (such as Non Steriodal Anti Inflammatory Drugs Ex. aceclofenac). METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET 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).
METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET is also used to treat psoriasis and relapsed (reoccurred) and refractory (unaffected by other conventional treatments) Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which is a type of cancer of lymphatic system.
Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by itchy scales that is not responsive to conventional treatment such as phototherapy and retinoids.
Before taking METHEXATE 2.5 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.
Also, METHEXATE 2.5 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.
METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET is not recommended in children for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET can be used with caution in children to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis which is characterized by the involvement of five or more joints that is of severe, active, juvenile and idiopathic character. Consult the doctor before taking METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET.
In addition, caution must be exercised by the patients suffering from lung disorders, blood disorders and gastric disorders before taking METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET.
Care must be taken to avoid taking products containing caffeine such as black tea, coffee and cold drinks while taking METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET.
The common side effects seen after taking METHEXATE 2.5 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 METHEXATE 2.5 TABLET.