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A 36-year-old male asked:

My wife has severe ra and takes a high dose of methotrexate weekly..do we need birth control or can she even get pregnant while on the methotrexate?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Methotrexate not bc: While Methotrexate isn't *helpful* with conception, it isn't going to make your wife sterile. I would suggest good contraception.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Pregnancy can occur while on methotrexate. If it does occur Methotrexate is likely to cause major abnormalities in the fetus. Use contraception.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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