Methotrexate OSCE

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  • Created on: 13-03-18 19:59
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  • Methotrexate
    • Dosage regimen= WEEKLY
    • Do you know why you are on this medicine?
    • Belong to a group of medicines called antimetabolites, which affect cell growth.
    • NOT to be taken in pregnancy or when breast feeding
    • Must not take with NSAIDS, or aspirin, as increases the toxic side effects of MT.
    • May feel tired or dizzy when you first start taking this medicine, if so, avoid driving or operating machinery.
    • Common side effects
      • Headache
      • Nausea and vomitting
      • Fatigue
      • Hair loss
      • Sore throat
    • If any side effects are noticed, contact doctor straight away
    • Should not drink alcohol whilst taking this medicine

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