Which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications are considered low-risk in pregnant women?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Medications considered low-risk in pregnancy include immunomodulating drugs, low-dose corticosteroids, antimalarial agents, SSZ, and azathioprine. Fetal toxicity is rarely associated with HCQ at the dosage used for RA and connective tissue disease (6.5 mg/kg body weight). [140] Anakinra may be used until conception.


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