If your child has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), he or she may already be using injectable methotrexate. Rasuvo® (methotrexate) injection is another option to help manage your child's JIA symptoms.
Rasuvo is easier to use than a syringe and vial, and because Rasuvo is prefilled and ready to use, there are fewer steps to administer.
If your child is not on methotrexate, learn about the differences in delivery methods here.
Patients who use a syringe and vial may appreciate some of the benefits of using an auto-injector pen. Rasuvo comes ready to use, eliminating the need for manual preparation of accurate doses with a syringe and vial. And patients find Rasuvo easier to use.
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If other methotrexate options aren’t controlling your child’s symptoms or if your child’s doctor suggests methotrexate therapy, ask about treatment with Rasuvo for subcutaneous use.
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.