Biotrexate (2.5 mg) Tablet Side Effects and usage

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Biotrexate (2.5 mg) - Methotrexate- Tablet is manufactured by Biochem Pharmaceutical Industrial Ltd and the main constituent generic drug is Methotrexate- 2.5 mg.

Biotrexate (2.5 mg) Tablet Medicine Side effects and usage

Side Effects

Megaloblastic anaemia, pancytopenia, desquamation and bleeding may occur in GIT.
Skin reactions, alopecia, ocular irritation, arachnoiditis in intrathecal use, megaloblastic anaemia, osteoporosis, precipitation of diabetes, arthralgias.
Interstitial lung disease, leukoencephalopathy.


Maintaining remission in children with acute leukaemias.
Autoimmune diseases like rapidly progressing rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis, pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, uveitis, chronic active hepatitis.

Contra Indications

Pregnancy and lactation.
Severe renal or hepatic impairment, pre-existing profound bone-marrow suppression.


Early hepatic and renal dysfunction.
CNS disturbances.
Bone marrow depression, elderly, neonates.
Use of folinic acid rescue has permitted much higher doses of methotrexate.


The cost of the drug per 1 Tablet is Rs.4.95 in India as of date.


Biotrexate (2.5 mg) Tablet mainly contains the generic formulation called as Methotrexate- 2.5 mg.

Biotrexate (2.5 mg) Tablet Medicine Generics

Medicine Name: Biotrexate (2.5 mg) Tablet
Manufacturer: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industrial Ltd
Generic Molecule: Methotrexate

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