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At what point would I be prescribed methotrexate to treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Joel Kremer, MD
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Date Added: 04/09/13

Methotrexate would be prescribed early on for most patients. If you have very mild disease, then your rheumatologist may give you Plaquenil, that's hydroxychloroquine or sulfasalazine, before methotrexate, but I think for roughly 80% of the patients with RA, they're going to get methotrexate pretty ...
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Dr. Joel M. Kremer, MD is founder and President of Corrona. Dr. Kremer is a Professor of Medicine of the Albany Medical College. Dr. Kremer serves as Director of Research at The Center for Rheumatology in Albany.
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