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Generic Name
Oxytetracycline hydrochloride
Trade Name
Terramycin
Manufacturer
Pfizer
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antibiotic.
  • Tetracycline group.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Tetracyclines should be avoided in pregnancy because they can adversely affect fetal teeth and bones and because of possible association with congenital anomalies in 1st trimester exposure (inguinal hernia has been reported with oxytetracycline use).
  • Suggested possible association between the use of tetracyclines in pregnancy and lactation and congenital cataract.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in small amounts.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
  • Potential problems for nursing infants are change in bowel flora, direct effect on the infant.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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