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FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • water-soluble, B complex vitamin.
  • Recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy = 2.2 mcg/day.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses human placenta by active transport, neonatal levels are higher than maternal.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency is teratogenic in animals.
  • No adequate human data in pregnancy but suggested possible association between the defeciency of this vitamin and neural tube defects, prematurity, and low birth weight.
  • No fetal harm has been reported with high doses.
  • Severe maternal Vitamin B12 deficiency can result in: Infertility, and megaloblastic anemia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • RDA during lactation is 2.6 mcg.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency in lactating mothers can cause megaloblastic anemia in infants.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
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