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Inadequate response or intolerability to oral methotrexate (MTX): Is it optimal to switch to subcutaneous (SC) methotrexate prior to considering therapy with biologics?

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Inadequate response or intolerability to oral methotrexate (MTX): Is it optimal to switch to subcutaneous (SC) methotrexate prior to considering therapy with biologics?

 

SC MTX can prove to be more efficacious in patients refractory to oral MTX therapy or in patients experiencing severe gastrointestinal adverse effects. PubMed, Rheumatol Int, 03/02/2016. (Also see Immunosuppressants and Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis)

 

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