Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Agents are used in the treatment of Viral Arthritis?

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: Rabea Ahmed Khouqeer, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Antineoplastic Agents

These agents inhibit key factors responsible for deregulated cell proliferation.


Cyclophosphamide is an alkylating agent that depresses T- and B-cell function.

Methotrexate (Folex PFS, Rheumatrex)

Unknown mechanism of action in treatment of inflammatory reactions; may affect immune function. Ameliorates symptoms of inflammation (eg, pain, swelling, stiffness). Adjust dose gradually to attain satisfactory response.

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