In this video you'll be introduced to Bob, a 39-year old carpenter. His rheumatoid arthritis started suddenly in his hands, wrists and elbows about six weeks ago. Bob wants a treatment that will help him continue working. At his appointment with Dr. Stevens, Bob learns about Methotrexate as a treatment option.
Dr. Stevens has given Bob some information about Methotrexate to help him in making his decision. The main points are that:
Research has shown that people who take 20 mg of Methotrexate or less per week had less pain, better physical function, and had fewer swollen and tender joints. The benefits of Methotrexate are better than the benefits of a placebo, which can be a sugar pill.
Studies have shown that:
Studies have also shown that: