Which medications in the drug class Antimetabolites are used in the treatment of Pityriasis Lichenoides?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey P Callen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Methotrexate inhibits dihydrofolate reductase, thereby hindering DNA synthesis and cell reproduction.

Methotrexate (Folex, Rheumatrex)

Methotrexate may suppress the immune system. It ameliorates symptoms of inflammation (eg, pain, swelling, stiffness). A satisfactory response is seen in 3-6 weeks following administration. Adjust the dose gradually to attain a satisfactory response.

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