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    Contraindicated Drugs to Avoid During Breastfeeding: Category L5 Medications

    From Acitretin to Vinorelbine, learn about the most common medications deemed contraindicated during breastfeeding with the following general overview of category L5 drugs. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Acitretin (Soriatane) X L5 Aliskiren (Tekturna, Valturna, Tekturna HCT) C (first trimester) D (second, third trimester) L3 L5 (in premature infants) Aminopterin X L5 Amiodarone […] More

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    Contraindicated Drugs to Avoid During Pregnancy: Category X Medications

    From Acitretin to Warfarin, learn about the most common medications deemed contraindicated during pregnancy with the following general overview of category X drugs. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Acitretin (Soriatane) X L5 Aminopterin X L5 Anastrozole (Arimidex) X L5 Atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet, Atorvastatin Calcium) X L3 Black Cohosh X L4 Blue Cohosh (Blue […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Herbs, Minerals, and Vitamins

    From Acorus Calamus to Zinc Salts, learn about the safety of the most common herbs, minerals, and vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of herbs, minerals, and vitamins. Herb/Mineral/Vitamin Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Acorus Calamus (Sweet Flag Root) Possibly Hazardous L4 Aloe Vera Possibly Hazardous L3 Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbicap, Cecon, […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Vaccines

    From Anthrax to Yellow Fever, learn about the safety of the most common vaccines during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of vaccines. Vaccine Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Anthrax Vaccine C L3 Cholera Vaccine (Dukoral) C L3 Diphtheria + Tetanus + Pertussis Vaccine (DTap/Tdap/DTP) B L2 Diphtheria + Tentanus Vaccine (DT, […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications Z

    From Zafirlukast to Zuclopenthixol, learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter Z. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Zafirlukast (Accolate) B L3 Zaleplon (Sonata, Starnoc) C L2 Zanamivir (Relenza) C L3 Zidovudine (Retrovir, Combivir, Novo-Azt) C L3 […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications Y

    Learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter Y. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-Vax, Arilvax, Stamaril) C L4   Pregnancy Risk Categories A. Controlled Studies Show No Risk Adequate, well-controlled studies in […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications X

    Learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter X. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Xenon-133 (Xenon-133) C L3 Xylometazoline C L3   Pregnancy Risk Categories A. Controlled Studies Show No Risk Adequate, well-controlled studies in pregnant […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications W

    Learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter W. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Warfarin (Coumadin, Panwarfin, Warfilone, Marevan) X L2   Pregnancy Risk Categories A. Controlled Studies Show No Risk Adequate, well-controlled studies in pregnant […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications V

    From Valacyclovir to Vinorelbine, learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter V. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Valacyclovir (Valtrex, Valaciclovir) B L1 Valdecoxib (Bextra) C L3 Valerian Officinalis (Valerian Root, Garden Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, All-heal) Probably […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications U

    From Ulipristal Acetate to Ustekinumab, learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter U. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Ulipristal Acetate (Ella) X L2 Undecylenic Acid (Desenex, Trifungol, Cruex) Probably Safe L3 Urea C L2 Ursodiol […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications T

    From Tacrolimus to Tyropanoate, learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter T. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category Tacrolimus (Prograf, Protopic) C L3 Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Nolvadex, Tamofen, Tamone, Tamoxen, Genox, Eblon, Noltam) D L5 Tamsulosin Hydrochloride […] More

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Risk Categories: Medications S

    From Saccharin to Synephrine, learn about the safety of the most common medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the following general overview of drugs that begin with the letter S. Medication Pregnancy Risk Category Breastfeeding Risk Category S-adenosyl-l-methionine Probably Safe L3 Saccharin C L3 Sage (Dalmatian Sage, Spanish Sage) Possibly Hazardous L4 Salicylamide Probably Safe L3 […] More

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