Which agent is contraindicated in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are considering pregnancy?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

The only agent that is contraindicated in women considering pregnancy is methotrexate (MTX), which has demonstrated teratogenic effects. MTX should be discontinued 3 months prior to planned conception.


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