The Wonderful DMARD with Multiple Toxicities

  • Yashika Kaushal
  • Ratibha Kausal
  • Isha Sharma
Keywords: Methotrexate, Adverse Drug Reactions, Toxicity, Patient Safety

Abstract

Methotrexate is a type of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It is used to reduce activity of the immune system for people who have certain conditions. Methotrexate is a chemotherapy agent and immune system suppressant. Its use may be limited by concerns regarding its adverse reactions. The occurrence of adverse drug reactions in some cases leads to the therapy discontinuation. Although adverse drug reactions (ADR) of methotrexate generally do not pose a serious threat to the health of patients and a reduction in the dose of methotrexate leads to their elimination, in some cases severe toxicities of the drug occur unpredictably. These facts explain the need for close monitoring of the patient’s condition and the identification of potential risk factors for drug toxicity on the part of different organs and functional systems. The purpose of this review is to detail about safety and tolerability of methotrexate.

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Author Biographies

Yashika Kaushal

MBBS, Presently Clinical Observer, International Medical Graduate, Unit Number 322,  Building Number 8068,  120 A Street, Surrey,  British Columbia, Canada, Postal Code-V3W3P3

Ratibha Kausal

International Medical Graduate, British Columbia, Canada

Isha Sharma

Private Practitioner, Patiala

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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0507.10470
Published: 2021-10-30
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Yashika Kaushal, Ratibha Kausal, Isha Sharma. The Wonderful DMARD with Multiple Toxicities. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Oct.30 [cited 2021Dec.4];5(7):RV5-RV10. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/470