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Methotrexate side effects are more likely to cause problems
when treatment lasts for many months, which is common in cancer and rheumatoid
arthritis treatment. But side effects do occur when methotrexate is given
to end an
The most common side
effects of methotrexate treatment for ectopic pregnancy are nausea and
indigestion. Side effects vary from woman to woman. And some women do not
experience any side effects. If you are treated with methotrexate, you will be followed
closely by your doctor.
The suggestions below may
help you manage methotrexate side effects. Tell your doctor about
any symptoms you have during your treatment.
For more information on the treatment of nausea, see the Home
Treatment section of the topic Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older.
For more information on the treatment of fatigue, see the
topic Weakness and Fatigue.
For lightheadedness or dizziness
For more information, see the topic Dizziness:
Lightheadedness and Vertigo.
For a sore mouth and throat (stomatitis)
For more information, see the Home Treatment section of the
topic Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older.
May 6, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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