• inhibitors
  • Objective To compare the risk of serious infections associated with use of systemic steroids, non-biologic agents, or tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) inhibitors in pregnancy. (bmj.com)
  • No statistically significant differences in the risk of serious infections during pregnancy were observed among users of the three immunosuppressive drug classes: non-biologics v steroids, hazard ratio 0.81 (95% confidence interval 0.48 to 1.37), TNF inhibitors v steroids 0.91 (0.36 to 2.26), and TNF inhibitors v non-biologics 1.36 (0.47 to 3.93). (bmj.com)
  • several
  • Subsequent tapering of the dose or switching to an oral agent is continued over several weeks to months. (medscape.com)
  • conditions
  • Alkylating agents are so named because of their ability to add alkyl groups to many electronegative groups under conditions present in cells. (pharmacycode.com)
  • different
  • Alkylating agents work by three different mechanisms all of which achieve the same end result - disruption of DNA function and cell death. (pharmacycode.com)