Which medication can cause birth defects?

List is too long. That list is way too long. Unless a drug is listed by the fda as category a or b there is at least a theoretical risk. The risk is higher for a d drug and absolute danger if rated x.
Most notorious is. Thalidomide, 1/3 of women who took it between 5-8 weeks gave birth to kids with absent arms or legs or parts thereof. The experience led to research & present classification of medications based on the threat of defects. Each medication you take whether prescribed or otc may have an effect & should be discussed with your ob.

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Can prescription medications cause birth defects?

Yes. Most meds are safe in pregnancy, but there are a few that are reliably teratogenic. Accutane reliably causes birth defects. Ace inhibitors can cause renal anomalies. Some antiseizure medications increase the risk of birth defects. One needs to check with their doctor about each med they are taking. Some drugs are teratogenic in early pregnancy but safe later on. Check with your md. Read more...
Some can, some don't. A prescription acne med taken by mouth causes well described birth defects & women on the med are required to be on 2 forms of birth control. Many medications do not cause problems. If you are planning to get pregnant it is important to make sure any med or supplement you take is safe. Read more...

Are some antiepileptic medications known to cause birth defects or autism in a 22 week pregnancy?

Antiepileptic. Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the medication though, because seizures can cause a bigger problem for the fetus. Read more...

Does roaccutane (accutane) medication for acne cause birth defects in a child if the father is taking it, not the mother?

No. It affects only mother takes during pregnancy, not the father, make sure he does not rub it on you by mistake. Read more...
Pregnancy/conception. Accutane creates its problems with fetal formation by having a toxic effect during pregnancy.Like putting the wrong ingredients in a cake, it won't turn out the way you want.The effect does not interfere with the fertile sperm that starts the pregnancy.Millions of sperm are made daily.Any that the drug might effect would not be the strong ones that made it to the egg first and started the pregnanc. Read more...