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Generic Name
Dactinomycin
Trade Name
Cosmegen injection
Manufacturer
MSD
Risk Category
D
  • 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).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antineoplastic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Using the drug before conception decreases the chance of having a live birth, and probably associated with increased incidence of congenital anomalies in the offsprings.
  • Limited human data but the drug used in 2nd and 3rd trimesters without fetal adverse effects.
  • Exposure to antineoplastic agents during pregnancy may result in low birth weight babies, but effects of this drug on fetal mental and growth development were not studied.
  • Occupational exposure of the mother to antineoplastic agents during pregnancy carries risks to the fetus, increasing fetal loss and congenital anomalies.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into breast milk
  • Use in nursing mothers is not recommended.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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