High dose Methotrexate

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Drug Information

  • Rheumatrex and Trexall are trade names for Methotrexate. Methotrexate is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an "antimetabolite."
  • Methotrexate Use and Side Effects


Primary CNS Lymphoma


Methotrexate (MTX) 8 g/m2 iv over 4 hrs q2w till CR or up to 8 cycles, followed by 8 g/m2 iv qm x 11 months


Batchelor, T et al. Treatment of primary CNS lymphoma with methotrexate and deferred radiotherapy: A report of NABTT 96-07. J Clin Oncol 2003; 21:1044