Beth Gottlieb MD talks about Methotrexate treatment for Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
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Male Speaker: Sometime kids with JRA getting interact, which is used to cancer called Methotrexate and they here that the parents very upset yet use correctly, it’s really rather safe is that true -- Female Speaker: Methotrexate it’s ultimate vaccin actually. It’s been used for Arthritis the longest and it’s very well studied in children with arthritis, it’s very effective and it’s works for about 85% of children, it’s very few side effects. The most important thing to realize, which is difficult for the public is that it to use at a very difficult dose than when we use it to treat cancer, so all the information that’s available on the internet and that little information broacher that stapled on to your pharmacy package when you pick up your prescription, those types of resources don’t distinguish what kind of dose you’re using. So for us, we’re using Methotrexate and Antinflammatory dose. A dose that’s only about one-third the kind of dose that’s used for cancer and our dose as we only get the medicine once a week. So, we almost see no side effects in Methotrexate, it’s really extremely safe. Again, it’s been around for a long time so we have a great deal of experience using that medicine.
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