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What is the pregnancy drug category for gamunex?

What is the pregnancy drug category for gamunex?

Category C.: Reproduction studies have not been conducted. Immune globulins cross the placenta in increased amounts >30 weeks. Intravenous Immune Globulin has been recommended for use in fetal-neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and pregnancy-associated itp. May also be used in postexposure prophylaxis for rubella (within 72 hours) to reduce the risk of infection and fetal damage in exposed pregnant women. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

What does  "pregnancy category c" medications mean?

Slightly higher risk: Medication pregnancy class c means that: animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Almost all drugs are class b or c and they can be used if the benefit outweighs the risks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does category c mean for pregnancy risk?

What does category c mean for pregnancy risk?

No human studies: There are animal studies showing adverse risk to the fetus but no human studies are available. ...Read more

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Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america? Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america?  Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Amoxicillin: Do not know the reason for the difference in classifications between the two countries, but both have outstanding health care systems. There is no evidence to suggest that Amoxicillin will harm a fetus when given to a pregnant woman, but double blind comparative trials have not been done. There are no reports in case studies to suggest any danger. ...Read more

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Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Probably: I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but the second trimester is a relatively safe time to take any medication and there a no known issue with this class of medication. Category C simply means there is very little information available, either good or bad. If you have a proven yeast infection and symptoms are severe, it is a reasonable medication. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks 4 days pregnant. Suffered from loose motion. Took half tablet(200mg) of norflox tz. Is it harm my unborn baby? Pregnancy category C.plz

I am 25 weeks 4 days pregnant. Suffered from loose motion. Took half tablet(200mg) of norflox tz. Is it harm my unborn baby? Pregnancy category C.plz

Fluoroquinolones: Norfloxacin has been reported to cross the blood-placenta and blood-milk barrier, and is extensively distributed into the fetal tissues. Fluoroquinolones are contraindicated during pregnancy due to the risk of spontaneous abortions and birth defects. The fluoroquinolones have also been reported as being present in the mother’s milk and are passed on to the baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace every day during pregnancy? Should i be concerned that both are category "c" ? What are the risks if any?

Is it safe to take both miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace every day during pregnancy? Should i be concerned that both are category "c" ? What are the risks if any?

Good meds: These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus.Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing.The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. ...Read more