Cimzia is a brand-name subcutaneous injection prescribed for certain conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Cimzia may not be safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you can become pregnant, it’s important to consider whether Cimzia is a safe choice for you.

There’s not enough information available to know whether Cimzia is safe to use during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of taking Cimzia.

If you decide to use Cimzia while pregnant, your doctor will encourage you to join the pregnancy registry for Cimzia. The registry collects health information from pregnant people who take Cimzia during their pregnancy. It also collects information about the health of babies born to people who have had Cimzia treatment.

This information will help show whether Cimzia has any unwanted effects when used during pregnancy. It will help other people to make informed decisions about Cimzia treatment during pregnancy in the future. To find out more, call the MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies at 877-311-8972, or visit the program website.

If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, it’s important to consider how Cimzia may affect you and your child.

Cimzia may pass into breast milk in tiny amounts. In small studies, no serious side effects were reported in children breastfed by people using Cimzia. It’s not known whether Cimzia affects how your body makes breast milk.

Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your child during Cimzia treatment.

It’s not known whether Cimzia is safe to take during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re using Cimzia.

Besides learning about how Cimzia may affect your reproductive health, you may want other information about Cimzia. These additional articles might be helpful:

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