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Do you take methotrexate as a pill or shot?

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You can take methotrexate in either pills or shots. There are prefilled methotrexate shots that are easy to take at home.

You will take 7.5 to 10 milligrams each week. Your doctor may raise that to as much as 25 milligrams per week if needed.

The pills will come with directions about how many to take and when. If you’re not sure about those instructions, ask your doctor or a pharmacist.

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

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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