A 6-year-old female asked:
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how long before methotrexate injections start working when used for jra?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
3-6 months: Classically, 3-6 months.
Answered on May 6, 2013
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: That is difficult to answer because it depends on the dose. I will generally increase the Methotrexate dose if there has not been a response in 6 weeks.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014

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JRA: It can take sometime before it helps I have seen patients it takes 4-6 weeks before it works. Always consult your doctor if it takes longer.
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See details: A 6 year old is already on too high a Methotrexate dose imo. You keep asking variations of the same question over and over and over again. Why?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Get another opinion: Obtaining a 2nd opinion never hurts.
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Discuss with doctor: There are many ways to effectively treat JIA with Methotrexate and biologics (Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, Orencia).Every doc has their own ... Read More

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