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Generic Name
Dicumarol
Trade Name
Dicumarol
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Anticoagulant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • 1st trimester exposure causes fetal warfarin syndrome (FWS) or embryopathy: developmental and growth retardation, eye defects, hearing loss, cardiac defects, nasal and limb hypoplasia, seizures.
  • Exposure to coumarine derivatives during 2nd and 3rd trimesters causes central nervous system (spinal cord">spinal cord">cns) defects (mental retardation, Blindness, deafness seizures, spasticity, agenesis of corpus callosum, Dandy-Walker malformation, encephalocele, cerebellar atrophy)
  • Use of coumarine derivatives during pregnancy can cause abortions, stillbirths, prematurity and hemorrhage (cerebral hemorrhage).
  • Suggested association between the use of coumarine derivatives and congenital anomalies unrelated to FWS and spinal cord">spinal cord">cns defects such as: Anencephaly, spina bifida, fetal distress, seizures, polydactyly, single kidney, cleft palate, hypoplasia of the lung and diaphragm corneal leukoma, asplenia, incomplete rotation of the gut.
  • Follow up of children exposed in utero to coumarine derivatives showed low IQ scores and low neurologic assessments
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Safe in breast feeding.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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