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Generic Name
Pentoxifylline (Oxypentifylline)
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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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  • Blood viscosity reducing agent for treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • fetotoxic in animals at high doses causing fetal resorption .
  • No teratogenic effects have been reported.
  • No adequate human data but suggested possible association with cardiovascular defects and spina bifida in first trimester exposure.
  • Tumerogenic effect in animals has been reported at high doses preducing benign mammary fibroadenomas in females.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Breast feeding during therapy is not recommended because of tumorigenic effects demonstrated in animals.
  • Other Trade Names
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