What are the BSR-BHPR 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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BSR-BHPR guidelines find prednisone use acceptable in each trimester of pregnancy. The guidelines notes that methylprednisolone has rates of placental transfer similar to prednisolone with equivalent anti-inflammatory effects at 80% of prednisolone dose. Therefore its use is expected to be compatible with pregnancy, [19]


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