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Oncotrex Tablets contain the active ingredient methotrexate. Methotrexate is referred to as a cytotoxic medicine. It is most commonly used to kill cells in tumours.
Oncotrex Tablets can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is usually used for patients who have tried other treatments but their illness has not improved. In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate is thought to stop or reduce inflammation by altering the body’s defences. Oncotrex Tablets can also be used to treat severe, uncontrolled psoriasis. It is usually used for patients who have tried other treatments but their condition has not improved.
Methotrexate helps patients with psoriasis by killing the cells in the skin, which are growing too quickly. It is these fast growing cells, which cause the raised patches of skin in psoriasis.
Oncotrex is used to treat a wide range of tumours, in particular:
• acute leukaemias,
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,
• soft tissue and bone sarcomas,
• solid tumours like breast, lung, head and neck, bladder, cervical, ovarian and testicular cancer.
Oncotrex is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
Direction to Use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water whilst sitting upright or standing.
Alcohol should be avoided while receiving methotrexate.
If you forget to take the Tablet, do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten tablets. Ask your doctor for advice.
Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Drowsiness, Convulsions