Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
- Rheumatrex Dose Pack
Methotrexate tablets are used alone or together with other medicines to treat several types of cancer such as breast, head and neck, lung, blood, bone, lymph node, uterus cancers, and severe rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to control symptoms of severe psoriasis in adults who have not been helped by other treatments.
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. For patients with arthritis or psoriasis, methotrexate may work by improving the immune system.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: