Methotrexate is available as a pill that is taken orally and also as an injection that is taken under the skin, or subcutaneously. Most people start out taking methotrexate in pill form. For some, the pill option may not work as well as it should. Or the pills may work at the start of treatment, but then lose effectiveness over time. Therefore, some people may switch to an injectable option or an auto-injector form of methotrexate.
Taking injectable methotrexate gets more of the drug into the body. Ask your doctor about the different delivery and dosing options for methotrexate to find out which one is right for you.
Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection is a single-dose auto-injector containing a prescription medicine, methotrexate. Methotrexate is used to:
Rasuvo should not be used for the treatment of cancer.
Rasuvo should not be used for the treatment of children with psoriasis.
Rasuvo is available in doses of 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, and 30 mg. Your doctor will prescribe a different way to take methotrexate if you need to take methotrexate by mouth or in some other way.
Common side effects of Rasuvo include: nausea, stomach pain, indigestion (dyspepsia), mouth sores, and rash.
Do not take Rasuvo if you:
Before you take Rasuvo, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions. Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Rasuvo may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Rasuvo works, causing side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of medicines if you are not sure.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Rasuvo. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.