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Generic Name
Abacavir
Trade Name
Ziagen
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
  • An antiviral used in conjunction with other agents in the treatment of hiv infections.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Inadequate well-controlled human studies.
  • Reported developmental toxicity (decreased fetal weight and size), increased incidence of skeletal deformities and ana sacra, and increased incidence of stillbirths in animals.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
  • Breast feeding is not recommended by HIV-infected mothers due to the risk of postnatal transmission.
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