46 patient evaluations for Methotrexate

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, hair loss, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, hair loss, fatigue

Oct 16, 2009 (Started Oct 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, hair loss, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Methotrexate works great for me, though I know that's not the case for everyone. I don't have many side-effects, though I admit that the hair loss has been difficult for me emotionally, as my hair used to be very thick and long, and a point of pride for me. The other side-effects I manage by taking MTX right before bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, hair loss, fatigue

  • 3 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Be sure to take at least 1 mg of folic acid per day while on Methotrexate. If your hair starts falling out, ask your doctor about a higher dose of folic acid. Mine was increased to 2 mg daily and my hair stopped falling out. Wal-Mart's folic acid is really inexpensive.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: This medication took me on a roller-coaster ride and I do NOT mean a fun one!! The days either side of taking this medication were horrible - sickness for days afterwards and lethargy unlike anything I've experienced the days prior. This meant, out of seven days, only three were tolerable.
Side effects: nausea

  • 2 helpful marks
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