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Can You Be Pregnant And Be On Imuran
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
No: Toxic drug & baby will be toxic. ...Read more
Is it a problem if i get pregnant while my husband is taking medicine like imuran (azathioprine) everyday? will my baby be healthy n normal? as my husband has Crohn's
Data unclear: The data is limited and unclear. Most studies show no increase, but one showed a slight increase in congenital malformations. It is therefore difficult to make a recommendation. ...Read more
Yes/no: Imuran (azathioprine) can be harmful to the fetus...So it has to be stopped during early pregnancy. ...Usually the first 2-3 months(first trimester), which is the time of most risk to the baby). So it requires careful planning and timing so that you can be off this medication for a short period and then may be able to resume during the 2nd and 3rd trimester with reasonable safety. ...Read more
I get so bloated that i look pregnant. I have Crohn's (taking imuran) and IBS (on daily peg), benefibre makes it worse. How do I stop it?
Discuss with GI DOC: You need to discuss this with your gstroenterologist as it is related to your ibs and crohn diseases or the therapy. ...Read more
I have crohns. Had a baby by c-section 11 weeks ago. stool test results are high. starting humira and are on imuran (azathioprine). When to get pregnant again? Im 37
See details: You need to discuss this with your own gastroenterologist, not a doctor who does not have your complete history. ...Read more
No: Unless there is a life threatening illness or if no suitable substitute exists to treat a serious medical condition, Imuran (azathioprine) should not be used during pregnancy. There are five categories of drugs used during pregnancy ranked a (no risk), b, c, d, x (severe risk). Imuran (azathioprine) is category d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imuran (azathioprine): "Azathioprine (Imuran (azathioprine)) is a drug used to treat swelling and pain in arthritis. The most common diseases treated with Imuran (azathioprine) are dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis. It belongs to a class of medications called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immunosuppressants. This class of medicines can decrease joint damage and disability" ...Read more
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