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Generic Name
Alfentanil
Trade Name
Alfenta
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • narcotic analgesic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • limited animal data, no teratogenic effects have been reported but embryocidal effect reported at high maternal doses.
  • Crosses human placenta .
  • Limited human data but when the drug is used during vaginal delivery (via epidural infusion) or cesarean section (I.V administration) transient decrease in the tone of the new born and respiratory depression were reported.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Safe in breast feeding .
  • Other Trade Names
     
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