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As with other powerful medications, Rheumatrex has the potential to cause serious side effects. Rheumatrex is a relatively old medication, so only vague side effect information is listed in its prescribing literature. According to this information, common problems may include things like canker sores, low white blood cell counts, and high liver enzymes. Serious reactions include severe vomiting, liver damage, and lung damage.
An Introduction to Rheumatrex Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Rheumatrex® (methotrexate). Rheumatrex is a powerful medication that can cause significant and sometimes serious side effects. For this reason, this drug is usually reserved for treating severe diseases in cases where other treatments have failed or are not appropriate.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Rheumatrex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of RheumatrexRheumatrex is a relatively old medication. As is common with older medications, the prescribing information for Rheumatrex lists only vague information about possible side effects, without listing much information about specific percentages.
According to this limited information, some of the most common Rheumatrex side effects include:
- Mouth sores (such as canker sores)
- Low white blood cell counts (as measured by a blood test)
- High liver enzymes (as measured by a blood test)
- Nausea and vomiting
- "Abdominal distress" (presumably digestive upset)
- A general ill feeling
- Excessive fatigue
- Frequent or severe infections.