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Is combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: This is a class c drug so there are some possible effects on the fetus. However, if you are on this drug then not taking it while pregnant can cause more problems for the baby. You should never stop this class of medications without taking to you infectious disease doctor first. It is vitally important that you stay on your meds so that you stay healthy and the baby does not become infected.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Adverse rxn possible: When pregnant or breast feeding, why take a drug that has a 27% fatigue and malaise side effect incidence?

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Last updated Sep 30, 2012

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