47 patient evaluations for Methotrexate

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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: 15 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: 10 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

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lupus (SLE))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: This is the hardest medication for me to take. It is an injection and I have had to learn to give myself shots. Once I give myself the shot I can feel the medication travel through my body causing muscle pain, stiffness and flu like symptoms. It last for 24 hours. Once the 24 hours is over my energy level goes up and the pain decreases. At times the side effects seem to severe for what my body gets out of the injection but after going off of it for a year, my body and blood work is much more stable taking it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 9, 2008 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: this medication works well combined with other medication for rheamatoid arthritis.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2006 (Started Nov 26, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss, common cold, upset stomach, low white blood cell count (leukopenia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Good luck.
Side effects: hair loss, common cold, low white blood cell count (leukopenia), upset stomach

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 17.5 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jun 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: does cause hair thinning
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2009 (Started May 03, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Time you're use to a time when you don't have something important you need to do.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 15, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2010 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, nausea, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, nausea, fatigue, fatigue

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: It is very early days for me with this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: upset stomach, nausea, fatigue, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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