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I'm a man with Rheumatoid Arthritis, what precautions should I take before planning a
family?
 

While many women speak to their Rheumatologist before planning a pregnancy, the same also applies to men.

Can I continue my anti-arthritis drugs while planning to start a family?


Methotrexate:
Men should stop methotrexate at least 1 month prior to planning pregnancy.


Sulphasalazine: sulphasalzine may decrease the sperm count & motility. However, this is reversible & the counts/ motility return to normal by 2 months.


Leflunomide: Men should stop leflunomide prior to planning pregnancy.

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Last updated on: Feb 2015
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