Neotrexate 2.5mg tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer, bone cancer, non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl), breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and testicular cancer.
It is also used in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash) and ectopic pregnancy at low doses.
How it works
Neotrexate 2.5mg tablet works in cancer by slowing the growth of cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. It works in autoimmune disease by decreasing the activity of body's immune system and prevents the body from attacking itself.
Common side effects
Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).