Methotrexate can be dangerous and deadly
What is Methotrexate used for?
This medication is used to treat:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- trophoblastic neoplasms
Why was Methotrexate Recalled (or why should it be) ?
Methotrexate has been shown to decrease the number of blood cells in your bone marrow. It can cause cancerous lymphomas, tumor lysis syndrome (electrolyte imbalances), severe skin reactions, infections such as pneumonia, bone and soft tissue damage, and severe damage to your liver, kidneys, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract (some of which can be fatal).
This drug is so bad that If you are pregnant they reccomend aborting the baby because of the damage it will do. It has actually been used with other medication as an abortion pill.. If you become pregnant, call your doctor immediately. Methotrexate Will harm the fetus.
Reports in the UK show that in the last 10 years, 25 patient deaths and 26 cases of serious harm have been linked to the use of oral methotrexate. Because of the toxic effects associated with taking methotrexate, patients require regular blood tests to check for side effects. Most doctor’s do not do these tests.
What Makes Methotrexate a dangerous Drug ( side effects):
- Way to many to even try to list but here is a few
- Harm to a fetus
- Kidney Damage
- Liver Damage
- It goes on and on…..
Common Misspelling or other names: Rheumatrex Amethopterin MTX mecsotrecate, mexotrecsate mexotrexade, mexotrecaste