pharm ch 3 pregnancy safety categories

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  1. studies indicate no risk to the human fetus
    category A
  2. studies indicate no risk to the animal fetus; info for humans not available.
    category B
  3. adverse effects reported in the animal fetus; info for humans not available
    category C
  4. possible fetal risk in humans has been reported; however, in selected cases considerations of the potential benefit vs risk may warrant use of these drugs in pregnant women.
    category D
  5. fetal abnormalities have been reported, and positive evidence of fetal risk in humans is available from animal and/or human studies.  these drugs are not to be used in pregnant women
    category X
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pharm ch 3 pregnancy safety categories
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