A 63-year-old male asked:
Does methotrexate help with psoriatic psoriasis.stiffness in the joints,I am on 20mg weekly. Thanks?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Roschmann answered
45 years experience in Rheumatology
It can: Typically, at any particular dose of methotrexate, it will take about 8 to 12 weeks to see what the level response will be with that dose. About 2/3rds of people will get a 20 to 50% decrease in joint pain/swelling within 3 months once the best/safest dose is determined. Sometimes even a better response! If you get < 20% improvement your MD may discuss options of a higher dose vs other meds.
Answered on Aug 7, 2014
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