Metoject® is a pre-filled syringe of methotrexate. It is registered for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis/Psoriasis.
Methotrexate is one of the most safe and effective medications for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory types of arthritis like Psoriatic Arthritis/psoriasis. It is also the most commonly used drug for these conditions.
For rheumatoid arthritis, it works by reducing inflammation and by suppressing the immune system. For psoriasis, methotrexate works by attacking the rapidly-dividing cells that are involved in causing psoriasis. Under these circumstances, methotrexate is known as a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD).
Your Physician has prescribed Metoject®. The dose will determine the specific product:
Methotrexate (MTX) has been proven to be more effective with fewer side effects when taken in an injectable format. Your physician has chosen the most safe and effective form of Methotrexate.
Metoject® is injected ONCE PER WEEK, on the same day each week.
Your INNOMAR NURSE will help you to learn how to self inject. You can also refer to the Metoject® Self Injection Guide which will help you to remember the simple steps. Metoject® is safe and easy to use.
MORE COMMON side-effects include:
These side effects are often experienced upon the first few doses. They will often go away after the first few doses.
Please talk to your Doctor if you experience side effects
How to minimize the side-effects of Methotrexate (MTX):
People taking methotrexate should talk to their doctor if they are concerned about any side effects
Metoject® must be discontinued if you plan on becoming pregnant. Metoject® must not be used if you are pregnant. Please talk to your physician prior to becoming pregnant.
Metoject® should be stored at room temperature. It should be kept safely away from children
Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of cancer in much higher doses. When used to treat cancer, methotrexate works by blocking an enzyme process in cancer cells so they cannot grow. Used for this purpose, methotrexate is known as an anti-metabolite.
For the treatment of RA, Methotrexate (MTX) is used a very low dose. At low doses, it is an anti-rheumatic drug.
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