Check my other blog, Ancient Reptile, for more detailed info & links to official announcements from the FDA and Sandoz.
For those who are using injectable methotrexate, this is scary. Methotrexate along with Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquin) is one of the first line meds given for rheumatoid arthritis. As the disease progresses, or if the oral dose causes too much nausea, the rheumy doc may prescribe the injectable form. The dose can be lowered with the same disease altering effects compared to the oral form.
There are many of us “out there” who use the injectable form of methotrexate. Having just switched to the injectable form, I was scared when I first heard about it. Then I read it was for glass particulates and not for something really nasty – like bad byproducts or chemical degradation – something that would cause disability or death [doh! the disease causes disability and death, and the meds can cause disability and death, so I’m worried about byproducts or chemical degradation? Well, since I’ve been taking it for several years with good results and few side effects (occasional episodes of horrible nausea requiring medication for THAT)], yeah, I’m worried about byproducts or chemical degradation in my methotrexate!
So that is the news of the day. Next, I’ll talk about fingerless gloves!