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  • 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.
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  • Gold salt for treatment of rheumatic disease.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals at high doses producing ventral wall defects.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association with fetal growth retardation, hip dislocation (flattened acetabulum) and limb defects, so gold salts should be avoided in pregnancy, and women should not get pregnant at least 6 months after discontinuation of treatment.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Should be used with caution by lactating women because of the reported adverse effects in nursing infants such as: rash, facial edema, liver, kidney inflammation and hematologic abnormalities.
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