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Is it safe to take methotrexate while pregnant or breastfeeding?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely not!

Can cause miscarriage or serious fetal deformities.

In brief: Absolutely not!

Can cause miscarriage or serious fetal deformities.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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