Psoriasis Home > What Is Methotrexate Used For?
A drug with many uses, methotrexate is licensed to treat severe psoriasis, certain types of cancer, and other serious medical conditions. The medicine is very strong -- typically, its use is recommended only when other, less-toxic treatments have been tried first. Methotrexate is approved for cancer and juvenile arthritis (but not psoriasis) treatment in children.
An Overview of Methotrexate UsesMethotrexate (Rheumatrex®, Trexall®) is a prescription medication used to treat a few different serious medical conditions. In particular, it is approved to treat the following conditions:
- Severe, active rheumatoid arthritis and polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Severe, disabling psoriasis that has not responded well to other treatments
- Various types of cancer.