Methotrexate can be used to treat severe cases of psoriasis (a skin disease) and rheumatoid arthritis (a disease of the joints). It is usually used for patients who have tried other treatments but their illness has not improved. It helps patients with psoriasis by killing the cells in the skin which are growing too quickly. It is these fast growing cells which cause the raised patches of skin in psoriasis.
In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, methotrexate is thought to stop or reduce inflammation in the joints by altering the body's defence mechanism in the immune system.
Methotrexate can also be used to treat several kinds of cancer, in particular:
- acute leukaemias
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- soft tissue and bone sarcomas
- solid tumours like breast, lung, head and neck, bladder, cervical, ovarian and testicular cancer.
Zinc Vitamin C, 20 Effervescent Tables
Composition: Vitamin C 1000mg, Zinc 10mg
Indication: Zinc and Vitamin C contribute to the maintenance and normal functioning of our body's defenses and to the protection of cells against oxidative damage. The Zinc helps to improve your immune system and improve the health of skin and hair. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the cells of the body, activates the immune system, reduces tiredness and fatigue and contributes to the normal formation of collagen.