Methotrexate - can you crush it?

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bny806
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   Posted 3/4/2017 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am new to this and about to start methotrexate (I'm not new to autoimmune issues, as I have been on IVIG x 5 years).. but for the last 5 years I can't swallow like I used to, and always crush or dissolve my pills to be safe.. Do y'all know if it's ok to crush or dissolve methotrexate (I start it next week).... I know I would have to be careful with exposure of the med to anyone else in the family etc.. but otherwise is it ok?

Thanks in advance !

I am nervous to start it, but excited that maybe I will feel better!!

straydog
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   Posted 3/5/2017 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello & welcome to Healing Well. I suggest that you call & speak with your pharmacist. They have the knowledge about medications & should able able to answer your question.

Good luck & take care.
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bny806
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   Posted 3/5/2017 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks - I did ask my pharmacist.. and he didn't really know.. he read something and said "well, it doest' specificially say anything about that.. so it might be ok"... So, it would be nice to have further clarification before I try it that way! smile

msOuchie
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   Posted 3/6/2017 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi There:

Sorry, I should have asked my Pharmacist first. I called her this morning and she said MTX can be crushed BUT she wouldn't recommend it since it could then cause more stomach problems and mouth sores would be more prominent. She did say that you could get the injectable MTX or the liquid form of it. Feel free to ask your Rheumy too, of course.

Good luck and Welcome. smile
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bny806
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   Posted 3/6/2017 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks so much!!! they are pretty small at least.. I'll take it next week once my Tspot and CXR hopefully come back normal! I definitely would like to avoid the side effects if possible!

msOuchie
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   Posted 3/7/2017 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
For sure. Medications have enough side effects without adding to it or making them worse. I prefer more than one opinion especially when it comes to medical questions. Our Pharmacist has been such a help to us through the years.

Fingers crossed that your test results/xray will come back good and that MTX works well for you. I was on it for many years(tablets not crushed). I had less appetite which is not a bad thing usually but I wasn't naseated(sp) and I had the occasional mouth ulcer, not too bad. Oh and hair-thinning. No one is happy about that side effect. That's why Folic Acid is used, to calm the side effects. Well, as long as it help to control the RA. That's important! You're welcome. smile Enjoy your day!
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