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Generic Name
Busulfan (Busulphan)
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Risk Category
  • 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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  • Alkylating antineoplastic agent.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Causes sterility in male and female offspring of exposed animals.
  • Use in human pregnancy in the 1st trimester is a possible cause of multiple anomalies including: a Urinary tract, liver, spleen, lung defects, hypoplasia of ovaries and thyroid gland, eye defects and intrauterine growth retardation.
  • Causes chromosomal damage of unknown significance to the fetus.
  • Occupational exposure of the mother to antineoplastic agents during pregnancy carries risk to fetus including fetal loss and malformations.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Contraindicated during breast feeding because of possible toxic effects on nursing infants.
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