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Risk Category
  • 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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  • sympatholytic, beta-adrenergic blocker, anti-hypertensive.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but toxic at high doses causing fetal loss and decreased neonatal survival.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No well controlled data in first trimester exposure but no link with malformations had been reported.
  • Use of some beta-blockers including metoprolol in the second and third trimesters is associated with intrauterine growth retardation and neonatal beta-blockade.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Compatible with breast feeding.
  • Infants should be observed for beta-blockade.
  • Other Trade Names
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