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I am currently 6 weeks pregnant and I am concerned about paternal exposure to Methotrexate. My husband is taking 15mg weekly for Dermatomyositis. He has been taking it for 15 months. He also takes 10mg daily of Prednisone. I am 40 years old. Any information you can give me would be appreciated.
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only. Consult your physician.
Presently there is no human evidence to suggest that paternal exposure to methotrexate can cause fetal malformations. The data, though, are relatively limited.