How safe are anti-rheumatic drugs during pregnancy?

  title={How safe are anti-rheumatic drugs during pregnancy?},
  author={Monika Elisabeth \Ostensen and Frauke Foerger},
  journal={Current opinion in pharmacology},
  volume={13 3},
Rheumatic diseases may be active during pregnancy necessitating drug treatment in order to control maternal disease activity and ensure a successful pregnancy outcome. The present literature survey of the last 2 years does not profoundly change the recommendations given in recent reviews: the teratogenic drugs cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, and biologics without or with few pregnancy data must be withdrawn before a planned pregnancy. Leflunomide has up to date not shown… CONTINUE READING
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