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Decision Aid Summary

Title I have never taken medication for rheumatoid arthritis before. Should I take methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) alone or with other disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis?
Audience Adults with rheumatoid arthritis who has never taken methotrexate or any disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.
Options included Methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) alone.
Methotrexate (MTX) plus other Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
Discuss other options with a health care provider.
Year of last update or review 2011
Format paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Tamara Rader
Where was it developed? cmsg@uottawa.ca
Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group
Health condition Arthritis
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
6 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.