How Long Does It Take Before Elevated Enzymes Return To Normal After Stopping Mtx?

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Asked by Vanessa Collins

How Long Does It Take Before Elevated Enzymes Return To Normal After Stopping Mtx?

My rheumy called and said to stop the MTX.   Liver enzymes are too high. I didn't pick up the message until after I took my Friday MTX, darn it!   If a person can't take the MTX pills, is there a chance they can take the injectible MTX?

Thanks!

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Answer

I'm not sure. In the RA forum I attended last year, Dr. Keystone mentioned that injectable methotrexate is not processed through the liver, so it's possible. However, this is beyond my current knowledge, but I definitely recommend that you talk to your doctor about this, as they will be more likely to know the ins and outs of metabolizing drugs. And if you find out, could you let us know?

I'm sorry mtx isn't working for you. The good news is that there are lots of other options and hopefully, you and your doctor will find one that kicks your RA's bu thett soon.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW