Tips for Managing Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy
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.
Eat small meals more frequently instead of three
large meals daily.
Avoid coffee, spicy and salty foods, and citrus
fruits. These foods can further aggravate your sore mouth.
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