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What drugs are safest for pregnant women with Crohn's disease?

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Drugs in the aminosalicylate class (5-ASA drugs) do not damage the fetus or increase the risk of complications. These drugs include:

In addition, if you are taking a 5-ASA drug, you will be able to breastfeed safely.

  • Balsalazide (Colazal)
  • Mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Apriso, Delzicol)
  • Olsalazine (Dipentum)
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

From: Crohn's Disease and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 17, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/17/2019

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

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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