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How do drugs for Crohn's disease affect pregnancy?

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If you’re on steroids, don’t get pregnant. If you’re on a steroid and get pregnant, your doctor will prescribe the smallest possible dose. If you’re breastfeeding while taking steroids in moderate to high doses, a pediatrician should monitor your baby.

Drugs that affect the immune system, called immunomodulators and immunosuppressives, don’t seem to cause problems during pregnancy in standard dosages. The exception is methotrexate, which shouldn’t be taken if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

From: Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "IBD and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 17, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "IBD and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 17, 2019

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