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02-16-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Methotrexate and Folate Deficiency

From the NIH:

Low dose methotrexate is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Low doses of methotrexate can deplete folate stores and cause side effects that are similar to folate deficiency. Both high folate diets and supplemental folic acid may help reduce the toxic side effects of low dose methotrexate without decreasing its effectiveness.

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Get those folate levels checked folks
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