I get the feeling that it may help in reducing the risk of developing any eye problems such as uveitis. There are prefilled methotrexate shots that are easy to take at home. How can the answer be improved? You can take methotrexate in either pills or shots. Methotrexate was a cancer drug before it was approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Filgotinib ( GLPG0634/ GS- 6034), an oral JAK1 selective inhibitor, is effective in combination with methotrexate ( MTX) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis and insufficient response to MTX: results from a randomised, dose- finding study ( DARWIN 1). But like all medications, methotrexate can cause side effects. Most arthritis patients take methotrexate orally, in a dose consisting of several pills. Besides the fact that it works for many people, doctors like to use methotrexate because serious side effects are uncommon.
Some find that splitting the dose eases GI side effects; take half the pills in the morning and the other half 12 hours later, preferably with food. The Rhumo' s argument for the use of methotrexate ( and she says I will be on this for a minimum of 2 years, and maybe life), is that taking this drug may stop the re- occurance of the RA episodes, and therefore mitigate or reduce chances of permananet join or organ damage in the future. The dosage used for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases is small compared to. Reaktive arthritis methotrexate. The dosage used for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases is small compared to that used for cancer. 5 to 10 milligrams each week.