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Why do I need to stop methotrexate & arava (leflunomide) before alif surgery? I can't take it for 2 months after, why?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Two months is an unusually long period to hold Methotrexate after surgery.
Three weeks is more the usual but it is ultimately up to your surgeon.

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Two months is an unusually long period to hold Methotrexate after surgery.
Three weeks is more the usual but it is ultimately up to your surgeon.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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You must stop before surgery and you can resume it until you are cleared the surgeon performing surgery because it can put you at increased risk for post-surgerical infections.

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You must stop before surgery and you can resume it until you are cleared the surgeon performing surgery because it can put you at increased risk for post-surgerical infections.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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