Wild chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) mouthwashes in methotrexate-induced oral mucositis

Phytomedicine. 2005 Jan;12(1-2):25-7. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2003.11.003.

Abstract

Oral mucositis is a known complication of methotrexate (MTX) therapy, but a single efficacious intervention or agent for prophylaxis or management of this side effect has not yet been identified. We report a case of MTX-induced oral mucositis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, who was successfully treated with Wild chamomile mouthwashes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Flowers
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Matricaria*
  • Methotrexate / administration & dosage
  • Methotrexate / adverse effects*
  • Mouthwashes / administration & dosage
  • Mouthwashes / therapeutic use*
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Stomatitis / chemically induced
  • Stomatitis / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Mouthwashes
  • Plant Extracts
  • Methotrexate