Methotrexate (MYX) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) methotrexate. On this page you will find out more about Methotrexate (MYX), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: methotrexate
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Methotrexate (MYX) 50 mg/2 mL injection solution, 2 mL vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Antineoplastic chemotherapy - Methotrexate has a broad spectrum of antineoplastic activity. It is indicated for the treatment of breast cancer, gestational choriocarcinoma, and in patients with chorioadenoma destruens and hydatidiform mole. Methotrexate may be used in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents for the palliative treatment of acute leukaemias, particularly acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. It may also be used in the treatment of Burkitt's lymphoma, advanced stages (III and IV, Peters' Staging System) of lymphosarcoma, especially in children, and in advanced cases of mycosis fungoides. High dose therapy - In high-dose schedules, methotrexate may be effective alone or in combination therapy, in the treatment of epidermoid cancers of the head and neck, osteogenic sarcoma and bronchogenic carcinoma. Calcium folinate (leucovorin calcium) must be used in conjunction with high dose methotrexate therapy. Psoriasis chemotherapy (see WARNING box) - Methotrexate may be of value in the symptomatic control of severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis which is not adequately responsive to other forms of treatment. However, due to the high risk associated with its use, methotrexate should be used after the diagnosis has been definitely established, as by biopsy and/or after dermatologic consultation.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A yellow to orange clear solution in a glass vial|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intraarterial|
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||18 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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