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Generic Name
Dexfenfluramine
Trade Name
Dexfenfluramine
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
  • Anorexiant for treatment of obesity.
  • It is serotonin re-uptake inhibitor.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but causes reduced maternal weight gain in pregnancy, reduced placental implantation and live birth, and delayed ossification in the fetus.
  • Limited human data reported anencephaly, spinal anomalies, cardiac defects and hand defects when used during pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in animals.
  • No human data but should be avoided because of unknown effects on infants' brain.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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