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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
  • fetotoxic in animals at high doses causing decreased fetal weight and increased mortality.
  • Causes minor skeletal malformations in some animals exposed in utero to high doses. In general fluoroquinolones can cause cartilage damage with subsequent arthropathy in animals exposed in utero.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Limited human data, but contraindicated in 1st trimester because of possible association with congenital anomalies as: hypospadias, inguinal hernia, maldescensus testis, ureterostenosis, hip dysplasia, myelomeningocele, hydrocephaly and cardiac defects.
  • Possible cause of intrauterine growth retardation and prematurity.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • No recommended because of potential arthropathy in infants exposed.
  • Phototoxic with excessive exposure to sunlight.
  • Causes squamous cell carcinoma of the skin with exposure to uv light in animals.
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