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Rheu Dr stoped Predn after 9months. Only on methotrexate n plaqunil now. I have severe flare up now I want to take 20 mg predn without Dr know can I?
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Standard therapy: Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA and other rheumatologist diseases. ...Read more
Yes: NSIDs can be taken with Methotrexate. With or without Methotrexate, NSAIDs have many possible side effects and need to be used carefully. Gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers/gastritis can occur. Studies continue to show NSAIDs are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular side effects such as heart attacks and strokes. Routine labs are needed to watch for other side effects of both meds ...Read more
Methotrexate is a medicine that treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Also treats rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis (a skin disease).
Fluconazole prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. ...Read more
Methotrexate cheaper: Generic Methotrexate is very inexpensive. If you get name brand pills it's more, but generic version of Arava (leflunomide) is more expensive than Methotrexate and Arava is the most expensive. In my experience, Methotrexate works better and has less frequent dosing (weekly instead of daily). I only use Leflunomide (arava) if Methotrexate can't be used for some reason. Side effects are similar. ...Read more
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Not that I know of: I don't believe there are any significant interactions between those two drugs ...Read more
Everything!: Consensus drug of first choice by the acr and eular (american & european rheumatology groups for treating moderate to severe ra. Frequently given with other drugs such as plaquenyl, sulfasalazine, or low dose prednisone. I beleve it is better to take subcutaneously, rather than oral. Should be given with folic acid. ...Read more
Depends on your RA -:
Being controlled or not. Your symptoms might get worse.
You should check with your rheumatologists as they might change it for some other medicine or if you are having side effects from the mtx, you may need some meds to counter those effects. ...Read more
Biologics: Injected weekly low dose Methotrexate is clearly a good drug for juvenile arthritis but doesn't come close to an ideal combination of weekly Methotrexate (12.5-20mg) and a biologic (Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, Orencia).If a patient cannot take Methotrexate due to liver disease or extreme sensitivity to it, then a sufficient dose of a biologic med alone will often work to put disease into remission. ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
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