Is it ok to take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Enbrel (etanercept) Enbrel (etanercept) is a category b medication. There are several reported normal pregnancy outcomes after Enbrel (etanercept) exposure. A pregnancy registry is currently collecting additional cases. Since Enbrel (etanercept) is prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy generally improves the symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, it is reasonable to stop this medication once pregnant.

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Could someone take enbrel (etanercept) during pregnancy?

Yes. It is always a matter of risks and benefits. A woman with well controlled rheumatoid arthritis might consider trying holding etanercept during pregnancy and waiting to see if her arthritis flares or not. Someone with active arthritis might choose to continue etanercept rather than risk deteriorating. The pregnancy data are encouraging; this is a relatively safe RA drug in pregnancy. Read more...