Ask The Doctors: April 2014

Drinking alcohol with methotrexate......Hormone replacement therapy and total joint replacement..........

Q: Ive been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and am about to start treatment with methotrexate. Can I still drink alcohol when taking the medication? A: Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall) is one of the most effective and commonly used medications for the treatment of several forms of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. Known as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), methotrexate not only decreases the pain and swelling of arthritis, but it can also decrease damage to joints and…
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