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Who Can Use Methotrexate Psoriatic
Yes. Agree, but....: Methotrexate can be very effective. However, the first studies raising the specter of liver disease came from psoriasis patients on daily low dose oral mtx!. The first pass effect is dangerous for the liver. Mtx cannot be adjudicated aqs an oral drug. Absorption is variable (40-90%), causes GI upset, and hits the liver first. I only use subcutaneous mtx once weekly. This is the safest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis.Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects.Thanks?
My Dr. wants me back on methotrexate b/c of inflammation levels in my body. Whats your opinion on inflammation in the body & psoriasis?
I was taking methotrexate a year for psoriasis & it helped a ton. When I stopped taking it my psoriasis went into overdrive & little spots all over?
Started methotrexate on feb.1st for psoriasis. No luck yet! any other suggestions that might help. I have MS ...So i'm stuck :(?
Consider BG-12: Bg-12 is set to be released this month for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. It has been approved in germany since 1994 for the treatment of psoriasis. It's advantage lies in action which is immunomodulatory and not immunosuppressive. Hence, the side effect profile is a bit more favorable. Ask your neurologist and coordinate with the rheumatologist to see if this is an appropriate choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on 20mg of methotrexate for psoriasis.My rheumatoligist told me to stay on it or if I wish to come off it.Is it safe to do so thanks?
Talk to doctor: This is an issue which needs be addressed by your doctor . ...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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