Rheumatology: 8. Advanced therapy

Lacaille, Diane; Esdaile, John M.
September 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/19/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p721
Academic Journal
Case Study
A 37-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis has recently been prescribed methotrexate (a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) by her rheumatologist and is taking 10 mg/week orally. She visits her general practitioner complaining of nausea and asks whether she should stop taking the drug. She wonders if she really needs methotrexate because it "isn't working" and "arthritis is crippling anyway." She has read about methotrexate on the Internet and is worried about its side effects.


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