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Arava And Pregnancy
What are my chances of getting liver disease while taking arava (leflunomide) and methotrexate together?
See details: Studies of this combination have shown increased risk of liver disease over taking just one of these meds alone. The exact risk is open to debate. I personally never prescribe this combination of meds although other rheumatologists do. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
First pregnancy fine, second with preclampsia, now on asprin and folic acid for the third pregnancy since conception, to i need any further medicines?
Patient taken methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis but now patient plan for pregnancy so how many days will stopped befor pregnant?
Need to have plan : There should be no attempt at getting pregnant until off Methotrexate completely but should not move forward until a plan in place that involves your obstetrician and rheumatologist. There are certain vitamin levels that need to be in appropriate range and will need to be supplemented before conception and during the pregnancy. There should be a protocol in place in case the rheumatoid flares. ...Read more
Can arava (leflunomide) be prescribed for lupus? What is the best medication for sle lupus when liver and kidneys are affected? Thank you very much.
Contraindicated: Not safe in pregnancy. Safety category changed from b probably safe to x contraindicated. You should not try to lose weight while pregnant. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise to make sure your baby is healthy. Avoid all medications unless you speak to your obstetrician first. Take care! ...Read more
Anticardiolipin: There is a realtionship to higher amounts of miscarriages with this antibody . About 2% to 4% of the general population has antiphospholipid antibodies, and over half of those have primary anticardiolipin (an antiphospholipid) antibody syndrome. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a factor in about 15% of women who have recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more
Yes but may not be N: See your gyn as your gyn can do a sensitive quant bhcg as if it is + u may be having a miss or ectopic. ...Read more
My anti ccp is 300 , am taking 17.5 mg mtx and will start soon a combination of enbrel (etanercept) and mtx is that good ?
Combination therapy: Rheumatoid arthritis should be diagnosed and managed by a trained rheumatologist. The anti-ccp antibody is highly specific for RA. Methotrexate, in combination with other medications, can often successfully treat RA and prevent joint damage. Sometimes, MTX is combined with sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine. Alternatively, a "biologic" agent is added such as Etanercept (Enbrel), which blocks TNF ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Missed period for 3 months and pregnancy test show negative.Sore and tender breast and low abdominal pain.Am i pregnant or not?
I have high blood pressure, going through menopause, and ra. Currently taking humira, (adalimumab) losartin, and jinteli. Can these meds be taken well together?
RA and HTN: The combination of Humira (adalimumab) , Losartan and Jinteli will need the monitoring of kidney, liver function, electrolytes and the blood count. These meds can be taking together. The blood pressure should be controlled with the medicine and the diet. Healthy diet, normal lipids level in the blood and regular exercises will be recommended too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?
Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB. ...Read more
Is it normal to have early pregnancy symptoms while using mirena (levonorgestrel)? I have taken 3 home pregnancy tests and they were all negative.
I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?
Probably Not: There is not much data supporting the safety of Remicade (infliximab) use during pregnancy. There are concerns about immunosupression and possibly congenital malformations of the baby. Fortunately some autoimmune diseases such as RA become less active during pregnancy and often do not require medications during pregnancy. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My girl friend is 3 to 4 weeks pregnant, taken beta hCG is positive but pregnancy test strip it showed as negative. Any risk to abort with tablets?
34 weeks pregnant.Elevated liver enzymes,AST-33, ALT-52; HepB and Hep C negative. Any concern? Will my baby be fine?
It is important: to evaluate increases in transaminases that become elevated in pregnancy. Liver disease can develop and progress when a woman is pregnant.Your values are not extraordinarily concerning, but they should be followed up with retesting within a week or two. If there is a problem, it is more likely to be related to your health than your baby's. Make sure you/your doctor stay on top of this. Good wishes ...Read more
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