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Who Should Avoid Rheumatrex?

Who Should Not Take Rheumatrex?

You should avoid Rheumatrex if you:
  • Are allergic to Rheumatrex, methotrexate, or any inactive ingredients used in making it. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have a weakened immune system.
  • Have alcoholism.
  • Have chronic liver disease.
  • Are pregnant (when used to treat psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis).
  • Are breastfeeding (although some sources considerer Rheumatrex acceptable for use during breastfeeding in certain situations).
Although this medicine is not recommended for treating psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis in people with low blood cell counts or in pregnant women, it can be used to treat more serious conditions (such as cancer) in such people if the potential benefits outweigh the likely risks.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Rheumatrex should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Rheumatrex that may apply to you.
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