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Is it safe to take methotrexate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take methotrexate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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When is it safe to have sex when being treated with methotrexate for persistent pregnancy? Can it cause rupture?

When is it safe to have sex when being treated with methotrexate for persistent pregnancy? Can it cause rupture?

Listen to your Dr: i am presuming that you are taking methotrexate by a prescribing physician and that you have been given instructions to not have intercourse until your hormone levels have cleared your system. there are rare causes of persistently elevated pregnancy hormone and these need to be considered before determining that your treatment is complete. Please follow your doctors instructions and best of luck ...Read more

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Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

Can pregnant women safely take methotrexate?

NO: Methotrexate is in pregnancy drug category X meaning it can never be given during pregnancy. It is sometimes used to induce an abortion. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for methotrexate to get out your system and not affect your pregnancy?

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

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Can i go back on duromine 2 weeks after a methotrexate injection for etopic pregnancy?

I think so: I don't think there is a drug interraction, duromine is a weight loss drug. It should not affect the methotrexate; it has likely done its job. That being said make sure the bhcg is going down and consider giving it a few more days out of precaution for the unknown, or use 1/2. There are no absolutes and giving it a couple more days won't hurt. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: Recent research shows 3 months is OK. Consider starting Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) sulfadalazine or both to help control your disease. You should speak with your Rheum about your disease and pregnancy. ...Read more

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