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Can Adacolumn® be used in pregnant women?

Dr. Francisco Fernández

Dr. Francisco Fernández

Adacolumn® has been used in pregnant women in isolated cases or in short series of pregnant patients when the circumstances of their illness has required the use of some kind of treatment to rescue inflammatory activity. And in these pregnant women, the results of the intervention with Adacolumn® have been satisfactory in most cases and there have been no side effects either for the pregnant woman or for foetus, nor was there any effect on the outcome of the pregnancy.


  • Adacolumn® instructions for use.
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