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  • 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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  • anti-infective.
  • Quinolone.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animal but causes embryo loss at high doses.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No well controlled human data but reported brain defects in first trimester exposure.
  • Heavier infants with longer gestation reported in fluoroquinolone exposed pregnancies.
  • Fluoroquinolones including norfloxacin are considered contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Data not available.
  • Should be avoided.
  • Other Trade Names
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