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The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy.
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PMID:  21120498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There are a wide variety of medications available to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis, many of which are considered unsafe during pregnancy. It is important to tailor a treatment regimen that stabilises the woman's disease prior to conception, using medications that are safe to continue throughout pregnancy and the post-partum period. Drugs that may be safely used during pregnancy include NSAIDs, corticosteroids, plus several DMARDs, including sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine. Drugs recommended to be stopped before pregnancy include methotrexate and leflunomide, plus the biologics: anti-TNF agents, rituximab and abatacept.
Rosamund Partlett; Euthalia Roussou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, London, UK.
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