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How effective is methotrexate for treating psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Treating psoriatic arthritis with methotrexate is very common, but only a few studies have examined its effectiveness. The drug appears to be somewhat effective at reducing symptoms and slowing joint damage, but more research is needed. 

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