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Methotrexate

Also known as Maxtrex, Folex Pfs, Emtexate, and Rheumatrex


Methotrexate (rINN) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction of medical abortions. It acts by inhibiting the metabolism of folic acid. Methotrexate began to replace the more toxic antifolate aminopterin starting in the 1950s. The drug was developed by Yellapragada Subbarao.

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DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $14.33 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed methotrexate to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, psoriasis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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