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Generic Name
Ephedrine
Trade Name
Ephedrine
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
  • sympathomimetic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Ephedrine and ephedrine –like drugs are teratogenic in some animals.
  • No adequate human data but use of sympathomimetic drugs in general during the 1st trimester found to be associated with some minor congenital malformations, inguinal hernia and club foot.
  • It increases fetal heart rate and beat - to –beat variability
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Considered safe but single report of adverse effects on nursing infants (irritability, disturbed sleeping).
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