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Methotrexate for sjogrens disease does this treatment cause weight gain ?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Typically not
Weight gain is not a typical side effect of methotrexate.
When it occurs in sjögren's, i would look at other rx being used such as steroids as a possible cause. Also, with any chronic disease, if the patient doesn't feel well, there is often a reduction in overall activity which leads to weight gain.

In brief: Typically not
Weight gain is not a typical side effect of methotrexate.
When it occurs in sjögren's, i would look at other rx being used such as steroids as a possible cause. Also, with any chronic disease, if the patient doesn't feel well, there is often a reduction in overall activity which leads to weight gain.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: No it does not!
No. I would not be concerned.
I would be more concerned about why mtx is being used. I do not. There are no controlled trials showing efficacy in that disease.

In brief: No it does not!
No. I would not be concerned.
I would be more concerned about why mtx is being used. I do not. There are no controlled trials showing efficacy in that disease.
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