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Can Methotrexate help cure myasthenia gravis?

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: use of methotsexntc in myasthenia gravis?
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is an immunomodulator drug used for refractory myasthenia.

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

I think you have mistakenly written methotrexate as 'methotsexntc.Is it so?

It is one of the immunomodulator drugs may be used in refractory myasthenia gravis,when the disease does not respond well to steroids.It may also be used as a steroid sparing drug if steroids are causing significant side effects. However,even among immunomodulators it is used down the line after azathioprine,cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil.It is a second line agent for myasthenia.
If you want to know some further details,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

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Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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Can Methotrexate help cure myasthenia gravis?

Brief Answer: It is an immunomodulator drug used for refractory myasthenia. Detailed Answer: Hi xxxxxxxxx, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. I think you have mistakenly written methotrexate as 'methotsexntc.Is it so? It is one of the immunomodulator drugs may be used in refractory myasthenia gravis,when the disease does not respond well to steroids.It may also be used as a steroid sparing drug if steroids are causing significant side effects. However,even among immunomodulators it is used down the line after azathioprine,cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil.It is a second line agent for myasthenia. If you want to know some further details,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)