Last reply 3 months ago
Pregnancy – Plegridy or Copaxone?

Hey has anyone had any experience getting pregnant on one of these two?

I have been on tecfidera and previously been told that stopping all medication when trying for a baby would be best (had no relapses in the 3 years I’ve been on it). Just had a nurses appointment though and she recommended that I should go onto a different DMT whilst trying for a baby/through pregnancy.

Does anyone have any experience, especially of Plegridy and preganacy? Apparently it’s only been recommended since september and is good cause you can breast feed on it as well.

Thanks for your help!

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stumbler
3 months ago

@annaw , the following are two statements from https://www.plegridy.com/ :-

“Before taking PLEGRIDY, tell your healthcare provider if you:-

Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if PLEGRIDY will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with PLEGRIDY.

Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if PLEGRIDY passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you use PLEGRIDY.”

although, I have also seen suggestions that it is safe on some reputable websites. Personally, I would follow the advice from https://www.plegridy.com/ .


stumbler
3 months ago

annaw
3 months ago

Thanks @stumbler

I’ve found similar things and can’t find anything conclusive about its use in pregnancy. The nurse I saw today was VERY negative about coming off meds completely which is not what I’ve heard preciously.

Also having moved recently this was the first time I’d seen her so l don’t have any relationship with her to help gage what she’s saying.

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