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Safety Considerations for Rheumatrex

Dosing Information for Rheumatrex

The dose of Rheumatrex your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on several factors, such as:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your age and weight
  • How you tolerate this medication.
     
(Click Rheumatrex Dosage for more information.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. Rheumatrex is a powerful medication that can cause significant and sometimes serious side effects.
 
Some of the most common side effects of this drug include but are not limited to:
 
  • Mouth sores
  • Nausea
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Upset stomach.
     
(Click Rheumatrex Side Effects to learn more, including adverse reactions that should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Rheumatrex may interact with several other medicines (see Rheumatrex Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Rheumatrex?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver failure
  • Alcoholism
  • A weakened immune system due to HIV, AIDS, or various other causes
  • Low blood cell counts of any type, such as anemia or low platelets
  • Plans to receive radiation treatments
  • Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Rheumatrex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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