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  • 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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  • Anti-secretory, uterine stimulant. Synthetic PGE1 analogue.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic, mutagenic or toxic in animals.
  • Contraindicated in pregnancy because it induces abortion.
  • Following unsuccessful first trimester abortion, it is teratogenic producing limb, digital, skull defects, gastroschisis, bilateral palsy of cranial nerves (moebius sequence) and cleft lip and palate. Alll the anomalies were attributed to misoprostol-induced fetal vascular disruption.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Contraindicated, causes diarrhea in exposed infants.
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