Leflunomide and Pregnancy

Dr. John Wade, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist, talks about the treatment Leflunomide in women of child bearing age and in pregnancy.

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Dr. John Wade, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist, talks about the treatment Leflunomide in women of child bearing age and in pregnancy.
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Featuring Dr. John Wade, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist

Duration: 45 seconds

There’s concern about leflunomide and pregnancy, as leflunomide is an absolute contraindication for pregnancy or consideration of pregnancy.

Your specialist may recommend you not go on leflunomide if you’re of childbearing age. If for some reason you are of childbearing age and you are on leflunomide, it’s very important that you let your specialist know well in advance, because leflunomide stays in your body for months to even years.

So if you want to get pregnant, you need to have a washout phase to get leflunomide out of your system. If you have any questions or concerns about leflunomide, contact your healthcare provider or your specialist.

Presenter: Dr. John Wade, Rheumatologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Rheumatologist

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