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What medications are safe to take during pregnancy to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See below: Only safe category a is tylenol (acetaminophen) - the other medications you need to discuss with your rheumatologist and ob/gyn.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
None unless required: Methotrexate and Leflunomide should be avoided completely during pregnancy due to a significant risk of fetal harm. All medications in general should be avoided unless prescribed as a medical necessity by your doctor especially during the 1st trimester.

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