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Generic Name
Estrogen
Trade Name
Estrogen
Risk Category
X
  • 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).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Estrogenic hormone.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Use of Estrogens as group in 1st trimester is possible cause of cardiovascular, ear, eye, defects and down’s syndrome.
  • Suggested possible associaiton between exposure to conjugate estrogens in first trimester and multiple anomalies including cleft palate, micrognathia, cardiac defects, digital and limb defects.
  • No fetal harm was reported when conjugated estrogens used to induce ovulation or as emergency post-coital contraception.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Causes decrease in milk production, decrease in nitrogen and protein contenent in milk.
  • No infant adverse effects.
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