memory loss and treatment

Question

I take methotrexate weekly 15mg for dermatomyositis and have noticed that I seems to be suffering some symptoms of memory loss. I am wondering if this is a side effect.

Answer

Hi Lisa,

Generally memory loss is not reported as a side effect of methotrexate.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.