is one of he very important drug in the management of rheumatoid arthritis
In fact this drug should have been started right on first day when your RA was diagnosed.
Although methotrexate has various side effects but generally it is tolerated very well.
You may take methotrexate in the dose of 15 mg once a week along with folic acid
5 mg once a week.( it helps in reducing the side effects of methotrexate ).
The most common side effects of methotrexate are
Sores on skin and in the mouth
A regular blood counts and liver function tests are done on regular basis to look for any serious side effects.