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What are the side effects of methotrexate to treat psoriasis?

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  • This drug, usually taken as a pill or shot, slows the growth of skin cells and eases inflammation. Its side effects can include: Feeling tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach If you take it for a long time, methotrexate can cause more serious issues, such as liver damage and problems with your blood cells.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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