Is contraception required for women treated with DMARD therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients may need a reminder about the importance of using contraception during DMARD therapy and about the necessity of discontinuing some of these medications several months before conception is planned. In addition to discontinuance, some patients who take DMARDs may require treatment with other medications to enhance their clearance.


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