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Methotrexate, abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite drug used in treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. It acts by inhibiting the metabolism of folic acid. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 79% (3009 Members) find Methotrexate helpful

Methotrexate Reviews

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had to stop it due to rheumatoid lung disease
Working / Worked
helps some but not enough on its own. using it with Humira now.
Working / Worked
Might be working. Some GI side effects, but nothing major.
on this just started a new dose 20 mg once a week.
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On now - just increased amount
Working / Worked
Does not help much
bad side affects, didn't work
Working / Worked
Currently on injections. Helping so far I notice a difference when I miss a dose.
It worked but I was sick all the time
No major side effects. Took it intravenously as well as intrathecally.
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  1. Discussion: Methotrexate
    My rheumatologist automatically put me on folic acid when I was put on methotrexate. [More]
  2. Discussion: Methotrexate
    Hi! I am concerned about starting methotrexate therapy due to the fact that I am a nurse case manager for two different hospitals and I know tha... [More]
  3. Discussion: Methotrexate
    Has anyone experienced night sweats with methotrexate? [More]
  4. Discussion: methotrexate
    My rheum wants me to consider methotrexate. I wanted to hear from anyone who has taken this medication. How has it affected you good or bad. [More]
  5. Discussion: Methotrexate
    Hi All, Does anyone have experience with Methotrexate? Especially with Diamox?? I am to start it once a week today or tomorrow and wondering what... [More]