Any patient advice about Methotrexate via injection?
I'm off to Rheumatology next week. My RA isn't well controlled on 15mg Methotrexate tablets and last time I was seen I was told they prefer their patients to be on injections rather than tablets. I'm not really any better than a year ago before I started on MTX, so something needs to change and think they might suggest switching from tablets.
- do you have MTX injections with a normal syringe, or using an autoinject type pen? Or does it depend on what area you live in as to what you get?
- does injectable MTX need refrigerating?
- do you need a letter from the hospital to accompany your injection kit when flying (because of the sharps ban and liquid in a syringe)?
I'm going on holiday and flying on 5th Oct, so if I get changed to injections I need to be prepared. I don't have a problem with the idea of doing my own injections, although hope it would be an autoinjector pen (I used to administer my Mother's insulin via a pen device and it was so easy).