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Generic Name
Ethotoin
Trade Name
Peganone
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
  • A systemic anticonvulsant agent used for treatment of epilepsy.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Risk – benefit must be considered before its use during pregnancy although no definite cause – effect relation has been established between Ethotoin and teratogenic effects.
  • Reported increased incidence of different teratogenic effects in newborns of mothers using anticonvulsant agents during pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into human breast milk in significant concentrations.
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