How Well It Works
Methotrexate effectively treats many conditions and diseases, including:
- Cancer. The type and extent of a cancer will determine whether methotrexate is used. It is commonly used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines.
- Autoimmune diseases. Methotrexate is used to relieve joint pain and other symptoms. It is given to help control diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriasis, and Sjögren's syndrome.
- Ectopic pregnancy. Methotrexate is used to end an ectopic pregnancy in early pregnancy. It is not used to treat a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
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