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When is methotrexate used to treat psoriasis?

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Methotrexate can cause liver disease and lung problems, so it’s only for serious cases of psoriasis. Doctors closely watch people while they take the drug. You may have to get lab work, a chest X-ray and possibly a liver biopsy.

From: Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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