What are the EULAR guidelines on the use of corticosteroids 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 for use of corticosteroids [18] :

  • Prednisone:  Can be continued at the lowest effective dose throughout pregnancy, based on current evidence indicating no increased rate of congenital malformations 
  • Glucocorticoids: Can be given, when required, throughout pregnancy, based on current evidence indicating no increased rate of congenital malformations 

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