Why Do I Need Folic Acid When I’m Taking Methotrexate?
If you’ve been prescribed methotrexate, then it’s very likely your doctor has also prescribed folic acid. You may be wondering why. Let’s talk about folic acid and why it is important to take while you are on methotrexate. What is methotrexate, and how does it work? Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) is in a class of medications called Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs). They are drugs that can slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis to keep you better for longer.