How much methotrexate is used when beginning Orencia?How much methotrexate is used when beginning Orencia?

I have been taking methotrexate and Remicade infusions. The Remicade has also caused lupus so they are changing me to methotrexate and Orencia, beginning with an infusion and shot together to jump start and then weekly shots of the methotrexate and Orencia. I was wonder what would be a good dose of methotrexate to begin with as I will be beginning the Orencia soon.

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RheumMD Admin says:

It would be best to discuss this with your doctor on the dosage of methotrexate, since your doctor knows your medical history. Another source that may help is the Orencia website, OR their help line: 1-800-ORENCIA (1-800-673-6242).

Answered on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 09:24