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Methotrexate

Most Commonly Used
Methotrexate 2.5mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M 14 
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Methotrexate 25mg/ml for Inj
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Methotrexate 50mg/2ml for Inj
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Methotrexate 2.5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 323 
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Methotrexate 50mg/2ml for Inj
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Overview Information on Methotrexate Sodium
Pharmacist Tip
Tell your dentist or doctor that you are taking methotrexate before you have a surgical procedure.     
Methotrexate is a medicine that comes from folic acid and is called an antimetabolite. Methotrexate is given to patients to treat a number of medical conditions, including a skin condition called psoriasis. It is also given to patients to treat rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers.

When used to treat cancer, methotrexate works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, as well as stopping new cancer cells from being made. Methotrexate is given alone but sometimes in combination with other cancer medicines to treat breast, lung, and head and neck cancers, and certain lymphomas.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Methotrexate is a medicine that comes from folic acid and is called an antimetabolite. Methotrexate is given to patients to treat a number of medical conditions, including a skin condition called psoriasis. It is also given to patients to treat rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of cancers.

When used to treat cancer, methotrexate works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, as well as stopping new cancer cells from being made. Methotrexate is given alone but sometimes in combination with other cancer medicines to treat breast, lung, and head and neck cancers, and certain lymphomas.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013