Can anakinra or abatacept be taken by breastfeeding women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Author: Katherine K Temprano, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Because no data are available on the use of anakinra or abatacept in breastfeeding, both EULAR and BSR-BHPR guidelines recommend lactation be avoided during therapy with these agents. [18, 19]

Up to date information on medication safety in breastfeeding is available at the Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed).


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