Methotrexate is a type of medication which is used to treat certain types of cancer. It may also be used to control rheumatoid arthritis or severe psoriasis . This type of medication works by interfering with cell growth and suppressing the immune system.
Methotrexate is available as an inhalation or injection. If you are receiving an injection, make sure it is done by a medical professional. If you are taking it as an inhalation, make sure you do not take the amount recommended by your doctor.
Some of the common side effects associated with Methotrexate include shivering, trembling, blurred vision and dizziness. If you begin experiencing more severe side effects such as severe stomach pain, bloody vomit or high fever, contact your doctor or medical professional for immediate assistance.
Occasionally, Methotrexate may be prescribed to treat lupus and psoriatic arthritis . It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.