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  • 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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  • Cardioselective beta-adrenergic blocking agent.
  • Antihypertensive.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but toxic at high doses causing embryonic and fetal resorptions.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Suggested association with hypospadias in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Reported association with retroperitoneal fibromatosis in a fetus exposed to the drug in utero.
  • Causes intrauterine growth retardation and persistent beta-blockade in newborns if used in the last two trimesters.
  • Causes fetal bradycardia.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Causes beta-blockade in infants exposed and as it accumulates in milk, safer alternatives are recommended.
  • Other Trade Names
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