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Generic Name
Levothyroxine
Trade Name
Levothroid
Risk Category
A
  • Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate risk on fetus.
  • Possibility of fetal harm seems appears remote.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • thyroid hormone for treatment of hypothyroidism.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta in minimal amounts.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association with cardiovascular defects, down's syndrome and polydactyly in first trimester exposure.
  • The number of exposure was too small to make a conclusion.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in low concentration but not sufficient to protect a thyroid gland activity">hypothyroid infant and does not interfere with neonatal thyroid screening programs.
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