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Is it safe to take niclosamide while pregnant?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: If needed

Recently, this drug has been less available in many places but is a category b which means no risk to the fetus has been demonstrated.
This medicine is not mutagenic, teratogenic or embryotoxic. Very little of it is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and it works by blocking sugar uptake by intestinal tapeworms. In pregnancy, only take medicines that are absolutely necessary.

In brief: If needed

Recently, this drug has been less available in many places but is a category b which means no risk to the fetus has been demonstrated.
This medicine is not mutagenic, teratogenic or embryotoxic. Very little of it is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and it works by blocking sugar uptake by intestinal tapeworms. In pregnancy, only take medicines that are absolutely necessary.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Niclosamide is used to treat intestinal worms and is a catagory b medication in pregnancy.
It may be safe to use during breast feeding. Make sure you let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding when you are presribed the medication.

In brief: Yes

Niclosamide is used to treat intestinal worms and is a catagory b medication in pregnancy.
It may be safe to use during breast feeding. Make sure you let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding when you are presribed the medication.
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
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