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Which medication can cause birth defects?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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