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Safe Methotrexate Pregnant
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
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
Is it safe for a pregnant woman to swallow her husband's ejaculate if he is on humira and soon, methotrexate?
I received two shots of methotrexate today because of an ectopic pregnancy. is it safe to nurse my 2yr old once a day?
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?
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
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?
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?
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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