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The Risk of Methotrexate on Pregnancies

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March 17, 2014

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Methotrexate is one of the more commonly used drugs for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic conditions. This medication was originally designed to treat cancer patients, so prescribed doses are low for RA patients. Unfortunately, methotrexate leads to a number of side effects that can be fairly… Read More
 

Uncovering the Mystery of Methotrexate

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March 30, 2013

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Uncovering the Mystery of Methotrexate
Health care providers are already aware of the ways that methotrexate can help people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. This drug has proven effective at limiting the amount of joint pain that this inflammatory disease causes while also allowing for better joint function. Plus, it is relatively inexpensive… Read More
 

10 Ways to Reduce the Side Effects from Methotrexate

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November 4, 2012

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10 Ways to Reduce the Side Effects from Methotrexate
Now, if you remember from our previous post, What’s the 411 on Methotrexate, this medication was originally developed in the 1950’s as a treatment for cancer patients. Currently, it is often prescribed as an effective form of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. While methotrexate has been proven… Read More
 

What’s the 411 on Methotrexate?

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July 9, 2012

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What’s the 411 on Methotrexate?
What is Methotrexate? Methotrexate was first initiated in the 1950’s, developed by the Indian biochemist Yellapragada Subbarao. He initially developed methotrexate as a treatment for cancer. During the 50’s, methotrexate began to replace the more toxic antifolate, aminopterin. Methotrexate is an antimetabolite drug, which means that it can stop the… Read More
 
 
 

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