Debunking the methotrexate myths
Methotrexate has an image problem that doctors need to address, say Australian experts.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have published some myth-busting facts to help improve patient trust, adherence and outcomes.
In an MJA perspective, they debunk and clarify the most common myths, and urge doctors to allay patient concerns about methotrexate toxicity.
Misconceptions surrounding methotrexate could even result in important “nocebo” effects, they say.
Here are some commonly held myths about methotrexate for RA:
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