Methotrexate

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Quiz: Do You Understand Methotrexate?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Methotrexate is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but not psoriatic arthritis.

Explanation:
Methotrexate is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It is commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
2

There are two ways to take methotrexate.

Explanation:
There are two ways to take methotrexate. One is to take a pill or a number of pills once a week. Or, you can auto-inject a dose under the skin once a week.
3

It may take up to 52 weeks for maximum effect of methotrexate.

Explanation:
Methotrexate won’t relieve your symptoms right away - that’s why it’s called a slow disease-modifying agent. Typically, you’ll notice the effects between 6 and 12 weeks, and a maximum effect may take up to 52 weeks.
4

Liver inflammation is not a side effect of methotrexate.

Explanation:
Side effects of methotrexate include fatigue, stomach upset, small ulcerations in the nose or mouth, liver inflammation and thinning of the hair.
5

Methotrexate is a safe option if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Explanation:
If you take methotrexate, your rheumatologist or doctor will want to do regular blood test monitoring. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, methotrexate is not an option for you.