Keywords: overdose, methotrexate (PubMed Search)
Methotrexate is a chemotherapeutic that is utilized in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast CA. It is also used as an immunosuppressant for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Finally, we see it used in the ED for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy. Overdose, often unintentional, can have a lethal outcome.
Toxicity: LFTs rise, N/V, stomatitis, mucositis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure
Antidote: Leukovorin (Folinic Acid)
Other Tx: Carboxypeptidase G2, Charcoal Hemoperfusion, HD (possible)