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.
Eat small meals more frequently instead of three large meals daily.
Change positions slowly, especially when moving from a sitting to a standing position.
Allow others to assist you when you walk.
For a sore mouth and throat (stomatitis)
Avoid coffee, spicy and salty foods, and citrus fruits. These foods can further aggravate your sore mouth.
Eat soft foods such as ice cream, custards, or gelatin.
Rinse your mouth every 2 hours with a lukewarm saltwater solution. Mix 1 tsp (5 g) of table salt in 8 fl oz (240 mL) of lukewarm water. Do not swallow the saltwater solution, because it can upset your stomach.
Eat mild foods, such as rice, dry toast or crackers, bananas, and applesauce. Avoid spicy foods, other fruits, alcohol, coffee, and dairy products.
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November 14, 2014
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