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Can Methotrexate for RA Cause Body Odor?

Can Methotrexate for RA Cause Body Odor?

Methotrexate is a commonly used disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a type of inflammatory arthritis. Some people on myRAteam, the online support network for people with RA, have asked about the different...
Posted 07/27/2022

Can Methotrexate Make RA Joint Pain Worse Instead of Better?

Can Methotrexate Make RA Joint Pain Worse Instead of Better?

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), flare-ups can be tough to predict. You won’t always be able to pinpoint a trigger that caused your symptoms to get worse. Sometimes, treatments that are supposed to help seem to make things worse. Although...
Posted 07/20/2022

How To Avoid Dangerous Interactions With RA Medications

How To Avoid Dangerous Interactions With RA Medications

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the synovium — the tissue that lines your joints. Since RA can cause joint damage that worsens over time, many people living with the condition take at...
Posted 07/20/2022

TNF Inhibitors for RA: What To Know About This Drug Class

TNF Inhibitors for RA: What To Know About This Drug Class

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors were the first biologics approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This class of medications helps to stop or reduce inflammation in autoimmune...
Posted 07/18/2022

Methotrexate Withdrawal and RA Flares

Methotrexate Withdrawal and RA Flares

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) try methotrexate (Trexall) as a treatment option. This medication is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that can slow disease progression, or prevent joints from being damaged further....
Posted 07/15/2022

Muscle Relaxants and RA: What To Know

Muscle Relaxants and RA: What To Know

If you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may experience muscle spasms, cramps, and aches on top of your other RA symptoms. One treatment option for muscle spasticity (stiffness or tightness) and musculoskeletal pain is a class of...
Posted 07/15/2022

Timing Your RA Medications: What To Know

Timing Your RA Medications: What To Know

If you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you likely take multiple medications every day. Taking these medications as prescribed can help slow the progression of RA and reduce disease activity. It can also help minimize side effects from...
Posted 07/12/2022

Methotrexate Injections vs. Pills for RA: What To Know

Methotrexate Injections vs. Pills for RA: What To Know

The American College of Rheumatology recommends methotrexate as the first-line treatment for individuals with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Approximately 19,000 myRAteam members report that they have taken this medication....
Posted 07/12/2022

When Does RA Medication Start Working? What To Expect

When Does RA Medication Start Working? What To Expect

If you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your RA treatment regimen may involve many kinds of medications. However, weeks or months into beginning treatment, you may be frustrated to find you’re still experiencing RA symptoms. It’s...
Posted 07/06/2022

Can Leg Cramps Be a Side Effect of Methotrexate for RA?

Can Leg Cramps Be a Side Effect of Methotrexate for RA?

Methotrexate is one of the most commonly prescribed — and most effective — drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). As with any medication, methotrexate has a range of side effects. One possible side effect is leg cramping (also referred to...
Posted 07/06/2022
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