What is the role of corticosteroids (methylprednisolone) in the treatment of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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The PRIMS study included 16 pregnant women who received corticosteroids; no adverse effects were noted in either the patients or their children. [43] Corticosteroids (eg, methylprednisolone) may be safe in pregnancy. However, use of these drugs in pregnant patients should be considered carefully and avoided unless deemed necessary.


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