2 patient evaluations for Methotrexate taken for the purpose of 'rheumatoid arthritis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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Sep 15, 2014 (Started Feb 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2000 (Started Jun 15, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I would take methotrexate on Friday night (with food) and throw up for 3 or 4 days...they tried moving me to injections...which would let me sleep through Friday and then start puking on Saturday! So they had to lower the dose so much that it wasn't helping the RA/SLE at all...and I still was vomiting. Finally my Rheumy felt that it was not an option for me I just couldn't handle it. When I went on Remicade (2000)they required I be on MTX but the docs just ingored that. I've had problems with a lot of medications...BUT many people do really well on this drug! I'm just a puker I guess!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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