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10-07-2015, 06:12 AM   #1
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Anybody on Uceris? While Pregnant?

So, my last fecal calprotectin numbers are in...

Normal range less than 30.
My score 230.

Well, poopie. Now my GI wants me to start on Uceris and I have no idea anything about it and I'm certainly not excited to begin a steriod based drug in pregnancy...especially since I already look like I swallowed my refrigerator and I've still got 2 1/2 months to go.

Anyone have any experience with Uceris? Side effects? Uceris while pregnant?

Am I putting myself or the baby at severe risk of anything if I hold off until after I give birth to see if I can get back to remission without the Uceris? Docs say I may give birth to a small baby...but given that my last pregnancy was also part of a massive Crohns flare (was undiagnosed at the time but horribly symptomatic) and he was almost 9 lbs, I'm not really that worried about a small baby issue over here).

Diagnosed March 2011
Symptomatic 7 years and Flaring...oo

Current meds/supps
Vit d

Failed 6MP (too lethargic), Pentasa, Lialda, Apriso (joint pain beyond description)
10-16-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
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Snickerdoodle I've copied your thread into the Steroid section to try and get you some more replies. Have you started taking the Uceris yet?

It is a category C drug.

"Category C

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Example drugs: tramadol, gabapentin, amlodipine, trazodone, prednisone"
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.

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