Methotrexate for Psoriasis
What To Think About
Because it can cause serious side effects, methotrexate is used only to treat severe psoriasis that cannot be treated with other medicines, such as psoriasis linked with arthritis (Reference psoriatic arthritis Opens New Window).
People taking methotrexate need to have their blood counts and liver function tested before they start taking the drug and then regularly while they are taking it.
You may need to have a liver Reference biopsy Opens New Window to check on the health of your liver while you are taking methotrexate.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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