The high prevalence of inflammatory rheumatic diseases in women of childbearing age increases the risk of exposure to antirheumatic agents during conception, pregnancy and breast feeding. The decision for pharmacological treatment initiation/ maintenance should be the result between the severity of maternal disease and the risk/benefits with treatment. The aim of this paper was to review recent literature about drug fetal safety profile, strength the importance of monitoring the pregnancy in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases and stress the need for further research in this area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fetal safety profile of drugs used in the treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Acta reumatologica portuguesa|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2007|
- Pharmacological Treatment
- Fetal Safety
- Rheumatic Diseases.
- Segurança Fetal
- Doenças Reumáticas