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What does "pregnancy category c" medications mean?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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