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Methotrexate drug holiday may improve flu vaccine efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis

06:42 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Arthritis Digest

People with rheumatoid arthritis who stop taking methotrexate treatment for two weeks after they have a seasonal flu shot can improve the vaccine’s efficacy without increasing rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, according to new research presented at a US rheumatology conference. Methotrexate, a widely used immunosuppressant, is known to lower vaccine efficacy in people with rheumatoid […]

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