Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Antimetabolite are used in the treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Ehab R Saad, MD, MA, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Antineoplastics, Antimetabolite

Methotrexate (Trexall, Xatmeb, Otrexup, Rasuvo, Rheumatrex)

Antineoplastic agent that is immunosuppressive at lower doses. Antirheumatic effects may take several weeks to become apparent. Unknown mechanism of action in treatment of inflammatory disorders; may affect immune function. Ameliorates symptoms of inflammation (eg, pain, swelling, stiffness).


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