Hi, I'm posting on behalf of my sister who has been prescribed Methotrexate for what was initially thought to be PMR but which has now been classified as RA.
She was recently given a generic form of the medication, and when the doctor contacted the pharmacist to ask why, he was told that it was because the pharmacist had not been able to obtain Methotrexate.
Grateful to know whether anyone else on the forum has encountered similar difficulties and if so whether, and how, you were able to source Methotrexate. My sister lives in mid Walesand and has only been taking the medication for a couple of months. She has found that her various aches and pains have worsened considerably since she was switched to the generic form and wonders whether that is just a coincidence, or whether the generic stuff requires higher doses. For the time being her doctor has suggested she increases the dose.
Thanks in advance for replies, and best wishes to all facing these challenging illnesses.