Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet

Introduction

Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis where it can prevent further joint damage. It is also used to treat severe forms of a skin disease called psoriasis by killing cells in the skin which are growing too quickly.

Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, tiredness, and mouth sores. Your doctor may advise you to take folic acid to reduce some of these. If they do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. It is a very strong medicine and some people may develop serious side effects while taking it. This medicine may lower your ability to fight infections and lead to problems with your blood, liver, or kidneys. Your doctor will advise you regular blood tests to check for these.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, have problems related to the stomach, liver, or kidney or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. You and your partner should avoid becoming pregnant or fathering a child for several months after your treatment with it has stopped. Your doctor may perform several tests such as blood tests, x-rays, and physical examinations both before and during treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Oncotrex Tablet

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriasis

Benefits of Oncotrex Tablet

In Rheumatoid arthritis

Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antimetabolites. It may be used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis if other treatments have already been tried and have not worked. It is not a first-line treatment. It works by reducing the body’s immune system, this decreases swelling, reduces pain, stiffness, and improves function. Take it exactly as prescribed and for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more than you should. It may take several months to become fully effective.

In Psoriasis

Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antimetabolites. It may be used to treat severe psoriasis when other treatments have not worked. Psoriasis is a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly. Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet works by killing these fast-growing cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Take it exactly as prescribed and for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. DO NOT take more than you should. It may take several months to become fully effective. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

 

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Side effects of Oncotrex Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Oncotrex

  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Mouth sore

How to use Oncotrex Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oncotrex Tablet works

Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet is an immunosuppressant. In rheumatoid arthritis, it works by decreasing the activity of the body’s immune system. This decreases swelling, reduces pain and stiffness, and improves function. In psoriasis, it works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.

Liver

CAUTION
Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Oncotrex 7.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.