Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
- Rheumatrex Dose Pack
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), lupus, multiple sclerosis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA).
Methotrexate oral solution is used together with other medicines to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), or relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also used alone or together with other medicines to treat mycosis fungoides. This medicine is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and severe psoriasis (a skin disease), 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:
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