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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pharmacy and Medications
Can Arcoxia Affect Pregnancy?
I have severe RA and been trying for pregnancy. Am concerned that I have been put onto 90mg Arcoxia. Can this affect ovulation? And is there any information on whether it can affect the foetal development? As cox 2 inhibitors are considered a `new` drug (+/- 10 years old) is there any research that you are aware of? Many thanks!
Recent information indicates that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) like Arcoxia can increase the risk of miscarriage and decrease fertility. They are not recommended to be taken by pregnant women. Ask you doctor about disease-modifying agents that may be safer during pregnancy.
Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University