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Who shouldn't take tumor necrosis factor inhibitors?

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You probably shouldn't take these medications if you're pregnant. Doctors don't yet know how they might affect your unborn baby. You may be able to take other treatments for your inflammation while you're expecting. Don't take them if you have heart failure or multiple sclerosis.

From: What Is a TNF Inhibitor? WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Rheumatology: "Anti-TNF Drugs."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies."

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

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Ma, X and Xu, S. . Published online, November 2012. Biomedical Reports

MedlinePlus: "Etanercept Injection."

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: "Anti-TNFa Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Tanaka, Y. , 2013.                Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "Anti-TNF Drugs."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Biologic Therapies."

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

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Ma, X and Xu, S. . Published online, November 2012. Biomedical Reports

MedlinePlus: "Etanercept Injection."

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: "Anti-TNFa Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Tanaka, Y. , 2013.                Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

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