Low-dose Methotrexate patient's action plan

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are long-term conditions where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues such as the joints and skin. This causes inflammation, leading to symptoms such as joint pain and swelling.

Use this action plan to discuss methotrexate with your rheumatologist and plan the best way to take your medicine.

 

RA and PsA roadmap

Last reviewed October 2020.

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Early, aggressive treatment. The first strategy is to reduce or stop inflammation as quickly as possible – the earlier, the better.

Finding the right professional for your needs is an important step to managing your arthritis condition.

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