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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS-DRUGS IN PREGNANCY

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS-DRUGS IN PREGNANCY

1. Hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine are allowed during pregnancy.

2. Azathioprine, IVIG, cyclosporine A, and cyclophosphamide are relatively contraindicated (weigh risks vs. benefit).

3. Methotrexate, leflunomide, and mycophenolate mofetil are absolute contraindications.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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