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Is enablex (darifenacin) safe to take if pregnant or nursing?

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Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics and Gynecology 69 years experience
Do not use.: This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. It is not known whether this medication passes onto breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. So as a safe precaution i wouldn't recommend it while breast feeding or pregnant.
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Do not risk. : Enablex (darifenacin) is listed as fda pregnancy category class c, where animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects but no controlled studies in humans have demonstrated this. In lactation, there is no adequate literature & the fda advises caution. Speak to a urologist as other medications may have a greater safety profile in pregnancy & lactation. For instance, Ditropan (oxybutynin) is class b, or safer.
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm commented
Urology 17 years experience
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For more information, see the FDA safety datasheet, specifically, Section 8.1 Preganancy, at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/021513s010lbl.pdf
Dec 21, 2012
Dr. Brian Sperling
Urology 15 years experience
Nope cat C: The data for lactation is less clear, but probably best to stay away.
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