DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
WARNING: SEVERE TOXIC REACTIONS, INCLUDING EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY
Abitrexate can cause the following severe or fatal adverse reactions.
Monitor closely and modify dose or discontinue Abitrexate as appropriate.
WARNING: SEVERE TOXIC REACTIONS, INCLUDING EMBRYO-FETAL TOXICITY
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1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Abitrexate is a folate analog metabolic inhibitor indicated for the:
1.1 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Abitrexate is indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as part of a multi-phase, combination chemotherapy maintenance regimen.
1.2 Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Abitrexate is indicated in the management of pediatric patients with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) who have had an insufficient therapeutic response to, or are intolerant of, an adequate trial of first-line therapy including full dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs).
2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
2.1 Important Administration Information
Abitrexate is intended for oral use only. Use another formulation of Abitrexate for alternative dosing in patients who require dosing via other routes of administration. Instruct patients and caregivers that the recommended dose should be taken weekly, as directed, and that mistaken daily use of the recommended dose has led to fatal toxicity .
It is important that Abitrexate be measured with an accurate measuring device . A household teaspoon is not an accurate measuring device. A pharmacist can provide an appropriate device and can provide instructions for measuring the correct dose.
2.2 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
The recommended starting dose of Abitrexate, in multi-agent combination chemotherapy maintenance regimens, is 20 mg/m2 given one time weekly. After initiating Abitrexate, continuation of appropriate dosing requires periodic monitoring of absolute neutrophil count and platelet count to assure sufficient drug exposure (that is to maintain ANC at a desirable level) and to adjust for excessive hematological toxicity.
2.3 Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The recommended starting dose of Abitrexate is 10 mg/m2 given one time weekly.
Dosages should be tailored to the individual patient and adjusted gradually to achieve an optimal response. Although there is experience with doses up to 30 mg/m2/week in pediatric patients, doses greater than 20 mg/m2/week may result in a significant increase in the incidence and severity of serious toxic reactions, especially bone marrow suppression. Doses between 20 and 30 mg/m2/week (0.65 to 1 mg/kg/week) may have better absorption and fewer gastrointestinal side effects if Abitrexate is administered by an alternative route using another formulation.
Therapeutic response usually begins within 3 to 6 weeks and the patient may continue to improve for another 12 weeks or more.
Certain side effects such as mouth sores may be reduced by folate supplementation with Abitrexate in pJIA.
2.4 Evaluations Prior to Starting Abitrexate
Assess hematologic, hepatic, and renal function before beginning, as well as periodically during and before reinstituting, therapy with Abitrexate . Exclude pregnancy in females of reproductive potential before starting Abitrexate .
2.5 Handling Information
Abitrexate is a cytotoxic drug. Follow applicable special handling and disposal procedures.1
3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS
Abitrexate is a clear yellow to orange oral solution that contains 2.5 mg of Abitrexate per milliliter.
Oral solution: 2.5 mg/mL (3)
Abitrexate is contraindicated in the following:
5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
5.1 Bone Marrow Suppression
Abitrexate suppresses hematopoiesis and can cause severe and life-threatening pancytopenia, anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia.
Obtain blood counts at baseline and periodically during treatment. Monitor patients for possible clinical complications of bone marrow suppression. Provide supportive care and modify dose or discontinue Abitrexate as needed.
5.2 Serious Infections
Patients treated with Abitrexate are at increased risk for developing life-threatening or fatal bacterial, fungal, or viral infections including opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, invasive fungal infections, hepatitis B reactivation, tuberculosis primary infection or reactivation, and disseminated Herpes zoster and cytomegalovirus infections.
Monitor patients for the signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with Abitrexate and treat promptly. Consider dose modification or discontinuation of Abitrexate in patients who develop serious infections .
5.3 Renal Toxicity and Increased Toxicity with Renal Impairment
Abitrexate can cause renal damage including acute renal failure. Monitor renal function to decrease the risk of renal injury and mitigate renal toxicity.
Consider administration of glucarpidase in patients with toxic plasma Abitrexate concentrations (> 1 micromole per liter) and delayed clearance due to impaired renal function .
5.4 Gastrointestinal Toxicity
Abitrexate can cause diarrhea, vomiting, stomatitis, hemorrhagic enteritis, and fatal intestinal perforation. Patients with peptic ulcer disease or ulcerative colitis are at a greater risk of developing severe gastrointestinal adverse reactions.
Interrupt or discontinue Abitrexate and institute appropriate supportive care as needed.
Unexpectedly severe and fatal gastrointestinal toxicity can occur with concomitant administration of Abitrexate and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) .
5.5 Hepatic Toxicity
Abitrexate can cause severe and potentially irreversible hepatotoxicity including fibrosis, cirrhosis, and fatal liver failure. Avoid use of Abitrexate in patients with chronic liver disease.
Assess liver function prior to initiating Abitrexate and monitor liver function tests during treatment. Interrupt or discontinue Abitrexate as appropriate. Transient asymptomatic acute liver enzyme elevations are common and are not predictive of subsequent hepatic disease. Persistent abnormalities in liver function tests may precede appearance of fibrosis or cirrhosis.
Other risk factors for hepatotoxicity include alcoholism, obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, previous significant exposure to liver toxins, history of liver disease, family history of inheritable liver disease, persistent abnormal liver chemistry findings, duration of therapy, and advanced age.
5.6 Pulmonary Toxicity
Methotrexate-induced pulmonary toxicity including acute or chronic interstitial pneumonitis and irreversible or fatal cases can occur at all dose levels. Monitor patients for signs of pulmonary toxicity and interrupt or discontinue Abitrexate as appropriate.
5.7 Hypersensitivity and Dermatologic Reactions
Severe, including fatal, dermatologic reactions, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, skin necrosis, erythema multiforme, can occur with Abitrexate. Discontinue Abitrexate if severe dermatologic reactions occur.
Anaphylaxis can occur with Abitrexate. If anaphylaxis or any other serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, immediately discontinue Abitrexate and institute appropriate therapy. Abitrexate is contraindicated for use in patients with a history of severe hypersensitivity.
Radiation dermatitis and sunburn may be “recalled” by the use of Abitrexate.
5.8 Secondary Malignancies
Secondary malignancies can occur at all dose levels of Abitrexate.
There have been instances of lymphoproliferative disease associated with low-dose oral Abitrexate which have regressed completely following withdrawal of Abitrexate without institution of antineoplastic therapy. Discontinue Abitrexate first and institute appropriate treatment if the lymphoma does not regress.
5.9 Embryo-Fetal Toxicity
Based on published reports and methotrexate’s mechanism of action, Abitrexate can cause embryo-fetal toxicity and fetal death when administered to a pregnant woman. In pregnant women with non-malignant diseases, Abitrexate is contraindicated. Consider the benefits and risks of Abitrexate and risks to the fetus when prescribing Abitrexate to a pregnant patient with a neoplastic disease. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during therapy and for 6 months after the final dose. Advise males of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for at least 3 months after the final Abitrexate dose .
5.10 Ineffective Immunization and Risks Associated with Live Vaccines
Immunization may be ineffective when given during Abitrexate therapy.
Immunization with live virus vaccines is not recommended. There have been reports of disseminated vaccinia infections after smallpox immunization in patients receiving Abitrexate therapy.
5.11 Effects on Reproduction
Based on published reports, Abitrexate can cause impairment of fertility, oligospermia, and menstrual dysfunction. It is not known if the infertility is reversible in affected patients. Discuss the risk of effects on reproduction with female and male patients .
5.12 Increased Toxicity Due to ThirdSpace Accumulation
Abitrexate can exit slowly from third‑space accumulations resulting in prolonged terminal plasma half-life and toxicity. Evacuate significant third-space accumulations prior to Abitrexate administration .
5.13 Soft Tissue and Bone Toxicity with Radiation Therapy
Concomitant radiation therapy increases the risk of soft tissue necrosis and osteonecrosis associated with Abitrexate.
5.14 Laboratory Tests
Closely monitor patients undergoing Abitrexate therapy so that toxic effects are detected promptly. In general, monitoring of the following parameters is recommended: hematology at least monthly, renal function and liver function every 1 to 2 months [see Warnings and Precautions ].
Increase monitoring frequency during initial dosing, dose changes, or during periods of increased risk of elevated Abitrexate blood levels (e.g., dehydration).
Liver Function Tests
Transient liver function test abnormalities are observed frequently after Abitrexate administration and are usually not cause for modification of Abitrexate therapy. Persistent liver function test abnormalities, and/or depression of serum albumin may be indicators of serious liver toxicity and require evaluation .
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests may be useful if methotrexate-induced lung disease is suspected, especially if baseline measurements are available .
5.15 Risk of Improper Dosing
Both the physician and pharmacist should emphasize to the patient that the recommended dose is taken one time weekly, as directed, and that mistaken daily use of the recommended dose has led to fatal toxicity .
Advise patients to measure Abitrexate with an accurate milliliter measuring device. Inform patients that a household teaspoon is not an accurate measuring device and could lead to overdosage, which can result in serious adverse reactions . Advise patients to ask their pharmacist to recommend an appropriate measuring device and for instructions for measuring the correct dose .
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS
The following adverse reactions are discussed in more detail in other sections of the labeling.
Most common adverse reactions are: ulcerative stomatitis, leukopenia, nausea, abdominal distress, and elevated liver function tests. Other frequently reported adverse reactions are malaise, fatigue, chills and fever, dizziness and decreased resistance to infection (6).
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Silvergate Pharmaceuticals at 1-855-379-0383 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
6.1 Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug, and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions include ulcerative stomatitis, leukopenia, nausea, and abdominal distress. Other frequently reported adverse reactions are malaise, fatigue, chills, fever, dizziness, and decreased resistance to infection. Folate deficiency states may increase Abitrexate toxicity.
Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
The approximate incidences of adverse reactions reported in pediatric patients with JIA treated with oral, weekly doses of Abitrexate (5 to 20 mg/m2/week or 0.1 to 0.65 mg/kg/week) were as follows (virtually all patients were receiving concomitant nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and some also were taking low doses of corticosteroids): elevated liver function tests, 14%; gastrointestinal reactions (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), 11%; stomatitis, 2%; leukopenia, 2%; headache, 1.2%; alopecia, 0.5%; dizziness, 0.2%; and rash, 0.2%. Although there is experience with dosing up to 30 mg/m2/week in JIA, the published data for doses above 20 mg/m2/week are too limited to provide reliable estimates of adverse reaction rates.
6.2 Postmarketing Experience
Additional adverse reactions which have been identified during postmarketing use of Abitrexate are listed below by organ system.
Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders: Suppressed hematopoiesis causing anemia, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, lymphaden-opathy, lymphoproliferative disorders (including reversible), hypogammaglobulinemia
Cardiovascular: Thromboembolic events (including arterial thrombosis, cerebral thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis, retinal vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, and pulmonary embolus), pericarditis, pericardial effusion, hypotension
Eye Disorders: Optic neuropathy, transient blindness, blurred vision, ocular irritation, conjunctivitis, xerophthalmia
Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gingivitis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hematemesis, melena, gastrointestinal ulceration and bleeding, enteritis, pancreatitis
Hepatobiliary Disorders: Hepatotoxicity, acute hepatitis, chronic fibrosis and cirrhosis, decreased serum albumin, liver enzyme elevations
Immune System Disorders: Vasculitis, lymphomas, and anaphylactoid reactions
Infections: Fatal opportunistic infections (most commonly Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia). There have also been reports of other infections, pneumonia, sepsis, nocardiosis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, Herpes zoster, Herpes simplex hepatitis, and disseminated Herpes simplex
Metabolism: Hyperglycemia and tumor lysis syndrome
Musculoskeletal System: Stress fracture, soft tissue necrosis, osteonecrosis, arthralgia, myalgia, osteoporosis
Nervous System Disorders: Headaches, drowsiness, blurred vision, transient blindness, speech impairment (including dysarthria and aphasia), hemiparesis, paresis and convulsions have also occurred following administration of Abitrexate.
Following low doses, there have been reports of transient subtle cognitive dysfunction, mood alteration, unusual cranial sensations, leukoencephalopathy, or encephalopathy.
Renal Disorders: Azotemia, hematuria, proteinuria, cystitis
Reproductive Disorders: Defective oogenesis or spermatogenesis, menstrual dysfunction, loss of libido, impotence, vaginal discharge, gynecomastia
Respiratory Disorders: Pulmonary fibrosis, respiratory failure, chronic interstitial obstructive pulmonary disease, pleuritic pain and thickening alveolitis
Skin Disorders: Erythematous rashes, pruritus, urticaria, photosensitivity, pigmentary changes, alopecia, ecchymosis, telangiectasia, acne, furunculosis, erythema multiforme, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens‑Johnson syndrome, skin necrosis, skin ulceration, accelerated nodulosis, and exfoliative dermatitis.
7 DRUG INTERACTIONS
7.1 Effect of Other Drugs on Abitrexate
Penicillins may reduce the renal clearance of Abitrexate; increased serum concentrations of Abitrexate with concomitant hematologic and gastrointestinal toxicity have been observed with Abitrexate. Monitor patients accordingly .
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole has been reported to increase bone marrow suppression in patients receiving Abitrexate. Monitor patients accordingly .
The potential for increased hepatotoxicity when Abitrexate is administered with other hepatotoxic agents has not been evaluated; however, hepatotoxicity has been reported in such cases. Monitor patients receiving Abitrexate with other potential hepatotoxins (e.g., azathioprine, retinoids, and sulfasalazine) for possible signs of hepatotoxicity.
Probenecid may reduce renal elimination of Abitrexate. Consider alternative drugs.
7.2 Effect of Abitrexate on Other Drugs
Abitrexate may decrease the clearance of theophylline. Monitor theophylline levels when coadministered with Abitrexate.
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Lactation: Advise women not to breastfeed.
Based on published reports and methotrexate’s mechanism of action, Abitrexate is a teratogen that can cause embryo-fetal toxicity and fetal death when administered to a pregnant woman . In pregnant women with non-malignant disease, Abitrexate is contraindicated. Consider the benefits and risks of Abitrexate and risks to the fetus when prescribing Abitrexate to a pregnant patient with a neoplastic disease. There are no animal data that meet current standards for nonclinical developmental toxicity studies.
The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated populations are unknown. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2-4% and 15-20%, respectively.
Published data from cases, literature reviews, and observational studies report that Abitrexate exposure during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of embryo-fetal toxicity and fetal death. Abitrexate exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of spontaneous abortions and multiple adverse developmental outcomes, including skull anomalies, facial dysmorphism, central nervous system abnormalities, limb abnormalities, and sometimes cardiac anomalies and intellectual impairment. Adverse outcomes associated with exposure during second and third trimesters of pregnancy include intrauterine growth restriction and functional abnormalities. Because Abitrexate is widely distributed and persists in the body for a prolonged period, there is a potential risk to the fetus from preconception Abitrexate exposure.
A prospective multicenter study by U.S. and European teratology information services evaluated pregnancy outcomes in women taking Abitrexate less than or equal to 30 mg/week after conception. The rate of spontaneous abortion/miscarriage in pregnant women exposed to Abitrexate was 42.5% (95% confidence interval [95% CI] 29.2-58.7), which was higher than in unexposed autoimmune disease comparators (22.5%, 95% CI 16.8-29.7) and unexposed nonautoimmune disease comparators (17.3%, 95% CI 13-22.8). Of the live births, the rate of major birth defects in pregnant women exposed to Abitrexate after conception was higher than in autoimmune disease comparators (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 1.8 [95% CI 0.6-5.7]) and nonautoimmune disease comparators (adjusted OR 3.1 [95% CI 1.03-9.5]). Major birth defects associated with pregnancies exposed to Abitrexate after conception were not always consistent with methotrexate-associated adverse developmental outcomes.
Limited published literature report the presence of Abitrexate in human milk in low amounts. The highest breast milk to plasma concentration ratio demonstrated was 0.08:1. No information is available on the effects of Abitrexate on a breastfed infant or on milk production. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions, including myelosuppression, from Abitrexate in breastfed infants, advise women not to breastfeed during Abitrexate therapy.
8.3 Females and Males of Reproductive Potential
Test for pregnancy prior to initiating therapy with Abitrexate.
Abitrexate can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman .
Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for 6 months after the final Abitrexate dose.
Abitrexate can cause chromosomal damage to sperm cells. Advise males with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during and for at least 3 months after the final Abitrexate dose.
Based on published reports of female infertility after therapy with Abitrexate, advise females of reproductive potential that Abitrexate can cause impairment of fertility and menstrual dysfunction during and after cessation of therapy. It is not known if the infertility may be reversed in all affected females.
Based on published reports of male infertility after therapy with Abitrexate, advise males of reproductive potential that Abitrexate can cause oligospermia or infertility during and after cessation of therapy. It is not known if the infertility may be reversed in all affected males.
8.4 Pediatric Use
Safety and effectiveness of Abitrexate in pediatric patients have been established for the treatment of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia as part of a multi-phase, combination chemotherapy maintenance regimen and for the management of pediatric patients with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) .
8.6 Renal Impairment
Abitrexate elimination is reduced in patients with impaired renal function. Monitor patients with renal impairment for an extended period of time. Consider a dose reduction or, in some cases, discontinue Abitrexate administration .
8.7 Hepatic Impairment
The effect of hepatic impairment on Abitrexate pharmacokinetics has not been studied. Patients with hepatic impairment may be more susceptible to hepatotoxicity . Consider dose adjustments or alternative treatments in patients with baseline hepatic impairment.
Fatal overdosage has occurred with Abitrexate. Manifestations of overdosage include adverse reactions reported at pharmacologic doses, particularly hematologic and gastrointestinal reactions (e.g., leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, pancytopenia, bone marrow suppression, mucositis, stomatitis, oral ulceration, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal ulceration, or gastrointestinal bleeding). In some cases, no symptoms were reported.
Leucovorin and levoleucovorin are indicated to diminish the toxicity and counteract the effect of inadvertently administered overdosages of Abitrexate. Administer leucovorin or levoleucovorin as soon as possible after overdosage (refer to the leucovorin or levoleucovorin Prescribing Information). Monitor serum Abitrexate concentrations closely to guide leucovorin or levoleucovorin therapy. Monitor serum creatinine concentrations closely because high serum Abitrexate concentrations may cause renal damage leading to acute renal failure.
Glucarpidase is indicated for the treatment of toxic Abitrexate concentrations in patients with delayed Abitrexate clearance due to impaired renal function (refer to the glucarpidase prescribing information). If glucarpidase is used, do not administer leucovorin within 2 hours before or after a dose of glucarpidase because leucovorin is a substrate for glucarpidase.
In cases of massive overdosage, hydration and urinary alkalinization may be necessary to prevent the precipitation of Abitrexate and/or its metabolites in the renal tubules. Neither hemodialysis nor peritoneal dialysis has been shown to improve Abitrexate elimination. However, effective clearance of Abitrexate has been reported with acute, intermittent hemodialysis using a high-flux dialyzer.
Abitrexate contains Abitrexate, a folate analog metabolic inhibitor.
Chemically Abitrexate is N-[4-[[(2,4-diamino-6-pteridinyl)methyl]methylamino]-benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid. The structural formula is:
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Abitrexate pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Abitrexate available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Abitrexate destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Abitrexate Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Abitrexate pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Abitrexate?
Depending on the reaction of the Abitrexate after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Abitrexate not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Abitrexate addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Abitrexate, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Abitrexate consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
Visitor reported usefulNo survey data has been collected yet
Visitor reported side effectsNo survey data has been collected yet
One visitor reported price estimatesWhat is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Abitrexate is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitor reported frequency of useNo survey data has been collected yet
Three visitors reported dosesWhat is the dose of Abitrexate drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 51-100mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
One visitor reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Abitrexate drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 days to notice the result from using Abitrexate drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Abitrexate need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitor reported administrationNo survey data has been collected yet
Visitor reported ageNo survey data has been collected yet
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology