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Generic Name
Aspirin 500 mg and Vitamin C 200 mg
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Risk Category
  • 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.
The risk category will be D for aspirin if used in high doses >150 mg/day in third trimester.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Antipyretic.
  • For common cold.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk The dose of ascorbic acid is above the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy . No well - controlled human data but suggested association between high doses and anencephaly, infantile scurvy. The dose of acetylsalicyclic acid is also high and if used in the last trimester of pregnancy it can cause premature closure of pulmonary artery to aorta">ductus arteriosus with subsequent neonatal pulmonary hypertension, intrauterine growth retardation, stillbirth, bleeding disorders of the newborn. It also can cause congenital salicylate intoxication. Reported possible association between its use in 1st trimester and congenital anomalies (heart defects and oral clefts). Questionable effect of high doses on the IQ of children exposed in utero in the first half pregnancy.
    Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Acetylsalicylic acid is excreted into milk in small amounts but should be used with caution because it may affect platelet function of nursing infants.
  • The dose of ascorbic acid is above the rda in breast feeding but can be used safely.
  • Other Trade Names
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