How Many People Who Started Taking A Biologic/Biosimilar Medication Are Still Taking Methotrexate With Their Biologic Me

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How Many People Who Started Taking A Biologic/Biosimilar Medication Are Still Taking Methotrexate With Their Biologic Medication?

How Many People Who Started Taking A Biologic/Biosimilar Medication Are Still Taking Methotrexate With Their Biologic Medication?

I missed a couple doses of Methotrexate and I don't have more RA pain.
Awhile ago the pain in my hands increased, while taking Methotrexate, eventually I was prescribed Erelzi, which is working, my dose of Methotrexate was kept the same.
I am basically asking if Rheumatologists generally keep patients on Methotrexate when the patient is started on a Biologic/Biosimilar… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Biologics can take a while to start working, usually 3 months. Once the biologics start working & your RA is under control, your doctor will probably start tapering you off methotrexate.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am on both Orencia and Methotrexate for about 6 years, but have been on Methotrexate for many years.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on methotrexate for years then I started having fevers, which really left me on the side line and my rheumatologist changed it to Lefluetimide and I was on that for about 6 or 7 years then the current rheumatologist said that we should try Xeljanz without it and boy was I surprised to feel so much worse so rapidly. Needless to say I am back on it as that is what he told me to do if this were to happen.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have had RA for 5 years and I am on methotrexate still while taking Orencia. I also recently started on Cymbalta. Prayers for all with these invisible diseases 🙏🙌

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, typical step 2 recommendation if the Methotrexate is not causing any worrisome side effects but is not controlling the pain and swelling as well as it should, than the rheumatologist either (1) adds a biological with the Methotrexate or (2) adds a second DMARD to the Methotrexate . Either option is the appropriate recommendation based on the EULAR standards
Always follow the advice of ur rheumatologist.
Best wishes

posted 11 months ago
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