Efficacy and safety of 10‐deazaaminopterin in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: A one‐year continuation, double‐blind study

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  • Objective. To determine the long‐term safety and efficacy of 10‐deazaaminopterin (10‐DAM) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. A 1‐year continuation of an initial 15‐week randomized, double‐blind clinical trial of 10‐DAM and methotrexate (MTX). Results. 10‐DAM (n = 10) and MTX (n = 8) had comparable safety and efficacy profiles. One 10‐DAM—treated and 2 MTX‐treated patients experienced transient side effects; 1 MTX‐treated patient experienced recurrent nausea and discontinued MTX. Conclusion. 10‐DAM appears to be as beneficial and as safe as MTX for the treatment of RA. Copyright © 1992 American College of Rheumatology
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  • Alarcón GS; Castañeda O; Ferrándiz M; Krumdieck CL; Koopman WJ
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  • 1318
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  • 1321
  • Volume

  • 35
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  • 11