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Quick teaching point I picked up from the exam: reviewing the management of immunosuppressant drugs in the kidney transplant patient who is pregnant.
CNI’s (cyclosporine & tacrolimus) are okay, as are steroids and azathioprine. The two main drugs to watch out for are MMF (Cell Cept), which is a known teratogen in animal studies, and sirolimus (rapamycin) which is a suspected teratogen. Kidney transplant patients who are on either Cell Cept or rapamycin should have these agents switched to a safer immunosuppressant (e.g., azathioprine) if they are considering pregnancy.