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Safety of azathioprine use during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22170192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
QUESTION: Quite a few of my female patients with rheumatic diseases and inflammatory bowel disease are using azathioprine. They are afraid to take a "cancer drug" during pregnancy. What is known about the risks?
ANSWER: An increasing body of evidence from prospective cohort studies suggests that azathioprine is safe for the fetus during pregnancy.
Aniket Natekar; Anna Pupco; Pina Bozzo; Gideon Koren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1715-5258     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-15     Completed Date:  2012-04-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1401-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Toronto.
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MeSH Terms
Antimetabolites / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Azathioprine / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Pregnancy Outcome*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimetabolites; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 446-86-6/Azathioprine

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