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Forum > Chemotherapy: Maternal
Discontinuation of Methotrexate

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Date: 2006-04-11

Question:
Hi, for how long before planning a pregnancy should a woman with psoriasis stop Methotrexate? Thank you for your excellent work.

Answer:
Methotrexate has a very short half life, so several weeks after discontinuing the drug, it is not in the body. Hence there is no concern after several weeks.

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