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Generic Name
Albuterol
Trade Name
Albuterol
Drug Image
Albuterol
Risk Category
C
  • 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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Indication
Indication
  • sympathomimetic, beta-adrenergic used to treat asthmatic attacks.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Reported association with increased incidence of cleft palate and cranioschisis in animal studies.
  • Limited human data but suggested possible association with polydactyly during first trimester exposure.
  • Causes maternal and fetal tachycardia, maternal hypotension, pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure and even death.
  • Causes maternal and fetal hyperglycemia and neonatal hypoglycemia.
  • Use of beta-sympathomimetics including albuterol may cause retinopathy in premature infants.
  • Therapeutic doses of the drug by inhalation has no effect on maternal or fetal hemodynamics but high repeated doses may cause fetal tachycardia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk.
  • Because of the potential for tumorigenicity shown for Albuterol in animal studies, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
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