2. Do I need to let my other doctors know that I am taking methotrexate?
Yes, this is important information for all of your health care providers, including your dentist, to have. This is because of possible drug interactions and because methotrexate suppresses your immune system.
4. Why do I need to avoid live vaccines while I am taking methotrexate?
Live vaccines contain weakened microorganisms that are intended to stimulate a person's immune system to create antibodies for protection against a specific infection. Since methotrexate depresses the immune system, the body's immune system is less able to respond appropriately.
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