Hi, Iam planning on getting pregnant. Currently I take 5mg prednisone daily, 25 mg enbrel twice a week, and 15mg Mobic daily. When i do find out that Iam pregnant what and when should i stop the medications. If i continue to stay sore, what medication is the safest to take, and is tylenol safe to take everyday instead of one of the other medications especially the first trimester? and do any of these cause any side effects or birth defects if taken, especially first trimester?
Enbrel should be stopped when you become pregnant. Although the studies have not shown Enbrel to be associated with birth defects or pregnancy problems, the studies are small and limited thus I would recommend stopping it. The low dose prednisone can be continued and increased slightly if your joints worsen. NSAIDs can be taken in the first and second trimester, but most OB would like you to stop if possible.