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Generic Name
Caffeine
Trade Name
Caffeine
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
  • Central stimulant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Teratogenic in animals at maternal toxic doses, suggested association between high caffeine intakes with decreased fertility, increased abortion rate, low birth weight, growth retardation and preterm delivery.
  • maternal caffeine intake of more than 500mg /day may be associated with neonatal cardiac arryhthmias as a feature of caffeine withdrawal and change in fetal behavior in the last trimester of pregnancy (frequent body movement, irregular FHR baseline and breathing activity).
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Usual amounts of maternal caffeine intake are safe in breast-feeding; heavy amounts may cause irritability and poor sleeping in nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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