What are the guidelines on the use of rituximab (Rituxan) by pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Author: Katherine K Temprano, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The EULAR guidelilnes recommend use in exceptional cases early in gestation; use at later stages of pregnancy increase risk of B cell depletion and other cytopenias in the neonate. [18]  BSR-BHPR guidelines recommend stopping rituximab 6 months before conception. [19]  

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