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Generic Name
Heparin
Trade Name
Heparin Leo
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
  • Anti-coagulant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Does not cross the placenta.
  • No well controlled human data but reported to be associated with increased incidence of spontaneous abortions, premateurity, still births and may be related to its calcium chelating effect resulting in deficiency of this ion in the fetus.
  • Causes maternal bleeding and osteopenia but not reported in the neonates.
  • No congenital defects but by causing calcium chelation it produces deficiency of the ion in the fetus.
  • Suggested association of cardiovascular defects in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Not excreted into milk.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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