What are the EULAR guidelines on the use of NSAIDS by pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Author: Katherine K Temprano, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The EULAR guidelines make the following recommendations regarding the use of NSAIDS [18] :

  • Non-selective (classic) NSAIDS: Can be continued during the first and second trimesters based on current evidence indicating no increased rate of congenital malformations. 
  • Selective COX-2 inhibitors: Should be avoided in pregnancy due to insufficient evidence of fetal safety

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