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  • 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).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Vitamin A derivative for treatment of psoriasis.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals.
  • It has long half-life and stored in maternal fat tissues and can be released for prolonged periods.
  • teratogenic in human pregnancy and also in pregnancies following discontinuation of the treatment causing skeletal defects, central nervous system, head, face,and heart defects.
  • Suggested association between in utero exposure to etretinate and CHARGE association (coloboma, heart defects, atresia: Congenital absence or narrowing of gall bladder canal">choanal atresia, retardation, genital and ear defects).
  • Neonatal jaundice and elevated liver enzymes were reported after in utero exposure to the drug.
  • Males treated with the drug should avoid fathering during treatment because of suggested association with congenital defects in their children.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Contraindicated during breast-feeding.
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