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Pregnancy Category X Drugs
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
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
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
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
No warning should B-: -ok. 2 B sure ask Ur OB? ...Read more
I just finished taking 3 different prescriptions that have a pregnancy category b rating. How long should I wait before trying to conceive again?
Is amoxicillin safe during the first trimester of pregnancy? Some sites say amoxicillin is a category a (in australia) and some say its a category b?
Amoxicillin: In animal studies Amoxicillin did not cause any problems when given in large doses to pregnant rats and mice. The antibiotic has not been studied in pregnant women, but case reports suggest that Amoxicillin does not increase the risk of birth defects or miscarriages. If you are taking Amoxicillin and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know. Have a great baby. ...Read more
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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