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Methotrexate And Ra And Stomach Problems
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
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
Not usually: But always possible! Check with your Rheumatologist! Good luck Dr Z ...Read more
Yes: Though the drug studies were set up to have these tnf agents used in combination with Methotrexate (mtx), many patients do take tnf agents without mtx. Certain tnf agents work better than others if mtx is not being taken. Speak to your rheumatologist if you are considering going off mtx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have RA and my right arm has some deformity and am on methotrexate. Is it possible that my left arm get deformed as well?
True Rheumatoid: Arthritis is known to cause 'symmetric' deformities, commonly in hand joints. If your case is serious and difficult enought to require mtx, you have a rheumatologist most likely. Mtx has liver toxicity, but it is not involved with your 'deformity, check out your concern with your rheumatologist! ...Read more
I take 4 Methotrexate 2.5mg weekly for RA. My dentist prescribed today Amoxicillin 500mg, I read that there is serious interactions, is this true?
Yes.: Talk to your doctor before using methotrexate together with amoxicillin. Medications like amoxicillin, especially when given at high dosages for infections, can sometimes increase the blood levels and effects of methotrexate. You may have increased side effects such as nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers, and low blood cell counts. ...Read more
Is it possible for new shingles lesions to erupt after finishing a 7 day course of an antiviral drug? I have RA and diabetes and I am on methotrexate.
I am taking 20mg of methotrexate teva a week to manage RA symptoms. I have protein in my urinalysis. What does this mean and how should it be treated?
Need more info: Protein in the urine is nonspecific. It could be due to the RA itself or the methotrexate. More information is needed on how much protein is in the urine and how much there was at baseline. Your doctor can monitor your kidney function on Methotrexate and recommend treatment should it be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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