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Generic Name
Minocycline
Trade Name
Gen-Minocycline
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
  • antibiotic, tetracyline.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Tetracyclines are contraindicated in pregnancy because of:
  • Maternal hepatotoxicity.
  • Adverse effects on fetal teeth and bones.
  • Possible association with congenital malformations. This agent was not well studied.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Tetracyclines are excreted in human milk.
  • Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from the tetracyclines, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother
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