Arthritis Research and Therapy published study results from researchers at the Medical University of Vienna. The researchers concluded that re-treatment with methotrexate may be a treatment option of value, especially for patients who cannot use other disease-modifying medications, especially the newer biologic drugs.
In the study, 79 patients had a second methotrexate treatment that lasted at least a year, having stopped their first treatment for side effects or ineffectiveness. 53.2 percent found their second course with methotrexate effective.
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