Methotrexate is an immunosuppressive drug that is commonly used in cats and dogs to treat lymphoma and other solid tumors.
Who is Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet for?
Dogs and Cats.
Why use Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet?
In cats and dogs, this medication aids in the treatment of lymphoma and other solid tumors.
How does Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet work?
Methotrexate acts by inhibiting the development of fast-growing cells.
How is Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet sold?
Sold as individual tablet in 2.5 mg strength
What are the side effects of Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet?
Low Energy Levels Hair Loss Vomiting (Particularly in Dogs) Inappetence (Particularly in Cats) Nausea Diarrhea
What special precautions are there?
If you forget to give your pet his medication, give it to him as soon as possible. If the next dosage is approaching, skip the missing dose and resume your regular schedule. Contact your pet's veterinarian if you're not sure when to provide a missing dosage. It's critical that you give your pet this medication exactly as directed and that you don't stop giving it without first visiting your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may choose to monitor your pet for methotrexate-related toxicity by looking for indications of gastrointestinal discomfort. Lab tests such as liver function tests, renal function tests, and complete blood counts may also be performed. Several medicines can interact with methotrexate. Folic acid, cyclosporine, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among them. Before starting methotrexate, make sure you talk to your veterinarian about any herbal products, vitamins, or prescriptions you're giving your pet. Nursing or pregnant animals should avoid taking methotrexate due to the drug's nature and toxicity. It's crucial to keep human exposure to a minimum while providing methotrexate to your pet. After handling the medicine, put on gloves and wash your hands promptly. Wearing gloves is essential if you need to handle a damaged tablet or split a tablet. Keep out of the reach of animals and children.
Contact the closest emergency animal clinic.
How can I store Methotrexate 2.5 mg Tablet?
Keep stored in a cool and dry environment. Keep away from direct sunlight. Do not leave within reach of children or animals.
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.