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A prescription drug, Rheumatrex is used for the treatment of several different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and certain types of cancer. It comes in the form of a tablet; how often it is taken will depend on the condition being treated, your weight, and other factors. This drug is very powerful; as a result, serious side effects (such as low white blood cell counts) can occur.
What Is Rheumatrex?Rheumatrex® (methotrexate) is a prescription medication approved to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various types of cancer.
Who Makes It?Currently, brand-name Rheumatrex is made by EXCELLA GmbH for DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
How Does Rheumatrex Work?
When and How Do I Take It?Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Rheumatrex include the following:
- The medication comes as a tablet that is taken by mouth.
- Rheumatrex can be taken with or without food.
- It does not matter what time(s) of day you take this medication. However, it should be taken at the same time each day or each week.
- For Rheumatrex to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.