Safety of azathioprine use during pregnancy

Aniket Natekar, Anna Pupco, Pina Bozzo, Gideon Koren

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Question: Quite a few of my female patients with rheumatic diseases and inflammatory bowel disease are using azathioprine. They are afraid to take a "cancer drug" during pregnancy. What is known about the risks? Answer: An increasing body of evidence from prospective cohort studies suggests that azathioprine is safe for the fetus during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1402
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011


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