Theresa, I found this information about METHOTREXATE at drugs.com:
What should I avoid while taking methotrexate?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds), especially if you are being treated for psoriasis. Methotrexate can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and your psoriasis may worsen.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking methotrexate.
What are the possible side effects of methotrexate?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using methotrexate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
dry cough, shortness of breath;
diarrhea, vomiting, white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
blood in your urine or stools;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
sore throat and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness; or
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Keep using methotrexate and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects:
nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
dizziness, tired feeling;
headache; bleeding of your gums; or blurred vision.
Good luck with Rituxan, hope you have an excellent result with it.
Post Edited (Jemima Puddleduck) : 6/18/2007 10:43:40 AM (GMT-6)