Folitrax (15 mg) Injection Side Effects and usage

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Folitrax (15 mg) - Methotrexate- Injection is manufactured by IPCA Laboratories Ltd. and the main constituent generic drug is Methotrexate- 15 mg.

Folitrax (15 mg) Injection 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.

Indications

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.
AIDS.

Caution

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

Cost

The cost of the drug per 1 ml is Rs.33 in India as of date.

Formulation

Folitrax (15 mg) Injection mainly contains the generic formulation called as Methotrexate- 15 mg.

Folitrax (15 mg) Injection Medicine Generics

Medicine Name: Folitrax (15 mg) Injection
Manufacturer: IPCA Laboratories Ltd.
Generic Molecule: Methotrexate

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