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Generic Name
Ethchlorvynol
Trade Name
Placidyl
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
  • A systemic sedative-hypnotic used for treatment of insomnia.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta.
  • Inadequate human studies.
  • Use in animals during the first and second trimester was associated with increased incidence of stillbirths.
  • Use in animals during the third trimester was associated with cns depression and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
  • Use in nursing mothers is not recommended due to the potential adverse effects.
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