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  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
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  • H2-receptor antagonist, for treatment of peptic ulcer disease and prevention of mendelson’s syndrome.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but antiandrogenic effects on male fetuses were reported.
  • No adequate human data, reported one case of transient liver impairment in a new born exposed to the drug at term.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk and accumulates in large amounts.
  • Potential adverse effects on nursing infants are: central nervous system (cns) stimulation, inhibition of drug metabolism and gastric acidity, but not reported and the drug is considered safe in breast feeding.
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