What are the guidelines on the use of anakinra (Kineret) 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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Citing an insufficient documentation of fetal safety,  EULAR recommends use of anakinra before and during pregnancy when there are no other well-studied options available for treatment. [18]  BSR-BHPR guidelines note there is limited evidence on which to base a recommendation for use of anakinra in pregnancy, but unintentional exposure in the first trimester is unlikely to be harmful. [19]  


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