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In animal studies, very high doses of Humira did not cause any problems during pregnancy. Therefore, the FDA has classified Humira as a pregnancy Category B medication, meaning it is generally considered safe to take during pregnancy. However, the full risks of taking Humira during pregnancy are not known. If you are taking Humira and pregnancy occurs, your healthcare provider will weigh the benefits and risks before making a recommendation.
Is Humira Safe to Take During Pregnancy?For women who are pregnant, Humira® (adalimumab) is generally considered safe. In animal studies, medications similar to Humira did not cause any problems when taken during pregnancy.
Humira and Pregnancy Category BThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans, but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
In animal studies, very high doses of Humira did not cause any problems during pregnancy.
It is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do, and that Humira itself has not been adequately studied in pregnant women or animals. A pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to pregnant women only if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
As a final note, please be aware that taking this medication during pregnancy could possibly make live vaccines less safe and effective for your baby. The risks are not yet fully known, and should be discussed with your child's healthcare provider before your child receives any live vaccines.