Methotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy
How Well It Works
Methotrexate works as well as surgery (salpingotomy) for treating an ectopic pregnancy when:Reference 1
- You have low pregnancy hormone (hCG) levels (less than 5,000).
- The embryo has no heart activity.
- The ectopic pregnancy is small with no tubal rupture or bleeding.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology