methotrexate

Living with Lupus

Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) for Lupus

Methotrexate (MTX) is a chemotherapy drug and immune system suppressant designed to treat cancer. Methotrexate is a medication that interferes with the growth of rapidly reproducing cells in the body. This includes cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and skin cells. An early variation of the drug, aminopterin was initially developed in 1947 by...