How is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) managed during pregnancy?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Clinicians are advised to review the prescribing information for medications in women who are attempting to conceive, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. [113] All of the aminosalicylates (sulfasalazine, mesalamine, olsalazine, balsalazide) and corticosteroids appear to be safe in women in all phases of fertility, pregnancy, and lactation. Men should avoid sulfasalazine during periods when they and their mates are attempting to become pregnant.

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