Hi! Meet ‘Mezzo’ (aka methotrexate). He is used to treat aches from various cancers and RA. He is widely popular being one of the top 200 drugs used in the United States but don’t let him fool you, he can pack quite a punch. ⁠

☝🏻 You need him at higher doses if you’re treating cancer but low doses can be used in severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis. ⁠

‼️ A lot of collateral damage (toxic side effects) can occur when he is around such as bone marrow suppression and liver damage can be found. ⁠

🌟 Last but not least, make sure to educate your patients completely about the appropriate dosing schedule of once-weekly. ⁠

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