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Can I drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate for my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Ara Dikranian, MD
San Diego Arthritis Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 04/20/13

We know that Methotrexate can sometimes have an effect on the liver, in terms of irritating the liver and causing elevated liver enzymes on routine blood test monitoring. I think the effects of alcohol on the liver are pretty well described and well understood by most people. When we're treating a p...
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Ara Dikranian, MD, is a Rheumatologist at the San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic, a single-specialty private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Dikranian was board certified in rheumatology in 2000. He completed his medical school at the University of Southern California and Rheumatology training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Dikranian has practiced rheumatology in the US and abroad since 2000 and is involved in clinical trials dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic pain.
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