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Can you take methotrexate for arthritis?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Methotrexate is often prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and some other inflammatory arthritides.
It is not used for osteoarthritis.

In brief: See below
Methotrexate is often prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and some other inflammatory arthritides.
It is not used for osteoarthritis.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Methotrexate is a first line drug for treatment of inflammatory arthritis.
Although not my first, i must take back seat the the acr and eular, the academic bodies for american and european arthritis specialists. It is usually quite safe with appropriate monitoring. I believe there are more problems with oral mtx, than subcutaneous mtx.

In brief: Yes.
Methotrexate is a first line drug for treatment of inflammatory arthritis.
Although not my first, i must take back seat the the acr and eular, the academic bodies for american and european arthritis specialists. It is usually quite safe with appropriate monitoring. I believe there are more problems with oral mtx, than subcutaneous mtx.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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