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Generic Name
Penbutolol
Trade Name
Betapressin
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
  • Non - selective ß adrenergic blocking agent.
  • Anti-hypertensive.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but fetotoxic at high doses producing low birth weight and decreased postnatal survival.
  • No human data for penbutalol. But other ß blockers can cause intrauterine growth retardation if used in the last two trimesters and persistently.
  • ß. blockade in the newborns if used near term.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available, but infants should be observed for possible ß blockade.
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