Tofacitinib versus Methotrexate as the First-line Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Open-label Randomized Controlled Trial

Int J Rheum Dis. 2023;26(9):1729–1736 doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.14801

This single-centre study by Khan, et al. suggests that high-dose methotrexate (25 mg/week, subcutaneously) may be as efficacious as tofacitinib in patients with established RA who are DMARD naïve or have not received a therapeutic dose of DMARDs.

In this this open-label, randomised, controlled, parallel-group, 3-month trial, Khan et al. compared tofacitinib 10 mg and MTX as first-line DMARDs for RA.