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Can You Get Pregnant While Taking Methotrexate
I took Methotrexate for RA just for 1 month and stopped. Do I still need to wait six months to try to get pregnant even though I used it only 1 month?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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?
How long does it usually take for methotrexate to get out your system and not affect your pregnancy?
Methotrexate: Unless you have been treated for a type of cancer, methotrexate is used to cause a miscarriage or to treat an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in tubes). If you were taking it for other than cancer, it is possible that even small doses can adversely affect a pregnancy. See your healthcare provider for advice, and obtain serial ultrasounds to follow the course of the pregnancy. ...Read more
Had my methotrexate injection 7 weeks ago for an ectopic pregnancy (about 3 weeks along). Still getting pos. home pregnancy tests. What's going on?
Should be tracked: After Methotrexate it is important that your BHCG levels be tracked all the way down to zero. Usually this is done weekly. This is done to make sure that Methotrexate worked to treat the ectopic pregnancy. Also since it has been 7 weeks are you sure that this is not a new pregnancy? It is possible that you are pregnant again. See an Obgyn for a BHCG blood test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has severe RA and takes a high dose of methotrexate weekly. What are the chances of becoming pregnant?
Does not effect it: Methotrexate does not affect fertility it does however have the potential of causing significant birth defects in a fetus. One should not get pregnant on Methotrexate you need to discuss this with your rheumatologist and make plans for a change in medication if pregnancy is desist red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any risks to my new pregnancy/baby if I have fallen pregnant approx 3 weeks after a methotrexate shot for an ectopic pregnancy?
Unlikely: The time it takes for 1/2 that medicine to leave your body is at the most 16 hours. Another half of the remainder in 16 and so on. By 3 weeks out there has been none in your system for some time. It can not effect the developing fetus if it is long gone. ...Read more
No: Methotrexate should never be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. It blocks the actions of Folic Acid (a vitamin that all pregnant women should be taking). This medication can cause serious birth defects or fetal death if taken in pregnancy. It is excreted in breast milk and should not be taken while breastfeeding as it can interfere with a baby's metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is on methotrexate for psoriasis (25mg/week). She had unprotected sex once. She fears she is pregnant. Is it even possible with such dose?
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
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