Stelara is a brand-name drug prescribed for plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Stelara contains the active ingredient ustekinumab. It’s not known whether Stelara is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Keep reading for specific information about reproductive health and Stelara. For a comprehensive look at Stelara, see this article.

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

There haven’t been enough studies in pregnant people to know whether Stelara is safe to use during pregnancy.

Studies in animals didn’t show harm to the fetus when pregnant animals were given Stelara. However, animal studies don’t always predict what will happen in humans.

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor about safe treatment options for your condition.

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

It’s not known whether Stelara is safe to use while you’re breastfeeding.

In animal studies, Stelara did pass into breast milk when it was given to lactating females. However, there isn’t enough information to know whether Stelara passes into human breast milk.

If you’re considering treatment with Stelara while breastfeeding, talk with your doctor about whether this is safe for your child.

If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, it’s important to know how treatment with Stelara may affect your birth control decisions.

It’s not known whether Stelara is safe to use during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re using Stelara.

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