Thats the confusing thing, and the reason I posted this. As the leaflet my specialist gave me said the same about Imuran, but he is telling me that its okay and safe. Therefore Im a little confused and want to make the right choice.
Thanks to everyone who has shared.
Most drug companies will advise against medications while pregnant/nursing because they have not been studied. I mean, what pregnant woman would be willing to take part in a drug study?
If you can call a lactation consultant, they can advise you much better than any doctor or leaflet. Dr. Hale is considered the authority on medications during pregnancy/nursing and he wrote "medications and the mothers milk". LC's usually have a copy and can look up the medication for you. There is a also a web forum that you can read (but can't post in if you aren't a medical professional) and search for a drug and see what he says. He studies these drugs and is very well respected in the medical community. My son's pediatrician advised against breastfeeding while on Remicade until she called a LC and heard that Dr. Hale advised that it is safe and then she was fine with it.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
Back up to 30mg Prednisone UGH, Prenatal vitamin, and Ferrous Sulfate twice a day
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success
3 infusions of Remicade with no success, so next step is consultation with a surgeon 8/31
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected