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Generic Name
Halothane
Trade Name
Fluothane
Manufacturer
Zeneca
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
  • General anesthetic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • May cause maternal hypotension, bradycardia, and arrhythmias.
  • Causes uterine muscle relaxation and danger of post-partum hemorrhage if used in labor.
  • May cause liver toxicity and necrosis with repeated administration.
  • Teratogenic in some animals.
  • No human data and should be avoided in early pregnancy.
  • May cause maternal and neonatal respiratory depression.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Problems have not been documented.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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