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Generic Name
Follitropin Beta
Trade Name
Follistim
Risk Category
X
  • 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).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic gonadotropin used for treatment of female infertility.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not needed or recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is much more common with pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
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