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Generic Name
Amoxapine
Trade Name
Asendin
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
  • Antidepressant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic but embryotoxic at high doses in animals, it may cause intrauterine death, decreased weight and stillbirths.
  • Limited human data but when used in 1st trimester, an increase in the incidence of congenital anomalies was reported (anomalies were not specified and the number of exposures was too small to make a conclusion).
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Can cause amenorrhea and galactorrhea in treated patients.
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Unknown effects on nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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