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Methotrexate Oral Vs Injection

Methotrexate Oral Vs Injection

I’m anticipating that my rheum will prescribe methotrexate in the next month or so. I’ve heard lots of people have bad side effects to the pills and I already have IBS. My question is - has anyone ever started on injections without first trying pills? Or is it normal to have to try the pills first? I’m a nurse, not afraid of needles or giving myself an injection. Thanks!

A myRAteam Member said:

I was advised NOT to take all the pills at once but to take a few with a meal intermittently within 24 hours. So let's say 2 for breakfast, 2 for lunch, 2 for dinner (or whatever your dosage is) You can confirm with your pharmacist about this but when I took all the pills at once, I had GI issues and headache - this method works perfect and I barely even notice I'm taking any medication Good luck !

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I started on injections first. That's the only thing I've been on since I started then she add the pill plaquenil with it. But I have been doing the shot since January I have no problem giving myself the shot it is the side effects from the medicine it's self.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I started on the injection first. So I only know of the injection. Terrible side effects. So I was put on folic acid to help with that. Have a good day.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I just met with my Dr today. I have to be on methotrexate and folic acid.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I started with injection

posted about 1 year ago
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