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 ectopic pregnancy.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||May 6, 2011|
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