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Does methotrexate treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

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Methotrexate is one of the most effective medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It's the first drug most doctors prescribe after you’re diagnosed.

It will help ease symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, redness, and swelling. It may also help prevent damage to your organs and joints.

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MedLine Plus: "Methotrexate."

American College of Rheumatology: "Methotrexate."

Singh, J. , May 2012. Arthritis Care and Research

Mayoclinic.org: "Methotrexate (Oral Route).

Mayoclinic.org: "Methotrexate (Injection Route, Subcutaneous Route).

Kaltsonoudis, E. , 2012. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Hopkinsarthritis.org: "Otrexup (Methotrexate) Injection Approved by the FDA."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Methotrexate."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 01, 2016

SOURCES:

MedLine Plus: "Methotrexate."

American College of Rheumatology: "Methotrexate."

Singh, J. , May 2012. Arthritis Care and Research

Mayoclinic.org: "Methotrexate (Oral Route).

Mayoclinic.org: "Methotrexate (Injection Route, Subcutaneous Route).

Kaltsonoudis, E. , 2012. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Hopkinsarthritis.org: "Otrexup (Methotrexate) Injection Approved by the FDA."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Methotrexate."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 01, 2016

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