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Generic Name
Varicella Vaccine
Trade Name
Varivax
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
  • Live attenuated virus vaccine.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate human data has been published.
  • Vaccine has been used during the 1st and 2nd trimesters without cases of congenital varicella, however, the number of exposures was too small to make a conclusion.
  • Women should avoid pregnancy for 1 month after injection.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Safe in breastfeeding.
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