Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Rheumatrex Dose Pack
  2. Trexall

Descriptions


Methotrexate tablet is used alone or together with other medicines to treat several types of cancer, such as breast, head and neck, lung, blood (eg, acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL), bone, lymph node (eg, mycosis fungoides, relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma), or uterus cancer. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis (a skin disease), and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).

Methotrexate oral solution is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children, and help manage polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) in children who had other treatments that did not work well.

Methotrexate belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It blocks an enzyme that is needed by cells to live. This interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Tablet