Does low-dose methotrexate deserve more respect from clinicians?

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Abstract

Medical errors associated with low-dose methotrexate may be life-threatening. Prescribers should be cognizant of the medication's toxicities and the persistent challenges in preventing adverse events. This article reviews the properties of methotrexate and its common drug-drug interactions. Best practices from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, aimed at reducing methotrexate errors, are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • interactions
  • low-dose
  • medication errors
  • methotrexate
  • prescribing
  • toxic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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