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Methotrexate injection site

Amy99Amy99 Posts: 5
edited 18. Sep 2020, 14:13 in Chat to our Helpline Team

I did my injection a week ago and in due to do the next one today. I woke up today and the injection site from last week is red and raised and really itchy. Is this concerning?


  • Chris_RChris_R Posts: 168 mod

    Hi @Amy99

    It does look a bit inflamed and as it is a week ago and you have just had a reaction ,maybe you should let your GP or the practice nurse look at it for you and give you advice on how to proceed.

    Hope all goes well and let us know how you got on Christine

  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,977 ✭✭✭

    Hi Amy, I've been taking methotrexate for 20 years, tablets not injections. Whenever I get any minor problem - cold, sore throat, threat of cellulitis - I just skip that week's meth to give my body chance to recover. Much better to check it out with your rheumatology team, as Christine suggested, as soon as you can but given that it's the weekend........

    If you've been on meth for a while you shouldn't notice the absence of one week's injection and better safe than sorry to my way of thinking.

    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,789 ✭✭✭

    Given that it's a weekend I would run the problem by my pharmacists in your shoes best of luck!


    Toni xxx
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