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Is it safe to take azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azathioprine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not always safe: During pregnancy most drugs should be limited, while some such as immunosuppressive drugs for transplant recipients need to be maintained. Not a good idea to take any drugs while breast feeding an infant. Discuss with your OB and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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

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

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If you take imuran (azathioprine) for lupus will you ever be able to get pregnant with a child?

If you take imuran (azathioprine) for lupus will you ever be able to get pregnant with a child?

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

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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?

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

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Is azathioprine safe?

Yes but: It is a potent medication with potential side effects and long term risks that should be discussed with your doctor. That being said, it is given for serious disease which, if untreated, have their own complications and issues. As is everything in medicine, it is a risk-benefit ratio to decide on using a particular medication or not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's diseaes?

Yes: It is one of the mainstay treatments but should be taken with your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Azathioprine (Definition)

Azathioprine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Imuran (Definition)

Imuran is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more