Methotrexate alone may be the appropriate course of treatment for some patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Several studies have shown that one-third of patients responded well to methotrexate alone. According to Rheumatology News, long-term success can be expected for patients who respond well to methotrexate alone.
If, at some point, a patient requires more than methotrexate alone, Enbrel or another TNF blocker can be added to their treatment regimen. In early rheumatoid arthritis, prednisone may boost the effect of methotrexate, too.
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