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Is azathioprine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Azathioprine is unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women because it is toxic to a fetus and can pass through breast milk to a nursing infant. Women should tell their doctor if they are pregnant or breast-feeding before taking azathioprine. In addition, both women and men should use two reliable forms of birth control if they are taking azathioprine.

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