27 Aug 2010
Soma and Pregnancy Category C
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating.
Animal studies do not suggest that Soma increases the risk of birth defects. However, Soma caused other problems in the offspring when given to pregnant animals. These problems included:
Low fetal weight
Decreased weight gain after birth
Decreased survival after birth.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category C medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if a Doctor believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
- Soma Information for Consumers
- Soma Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Soma (detailed)
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... isn't that expensive but I am unable to work so I would like to switch to something that is covered but works just as well. Any opinions ...
1 answer • 25 May 2010
am taking. How much harm will this cause. He wants to take me off soma as he says it is a short acting muscle relaxer. I have been on it for 15 years ...
4 answers • 8 Jul 2010
I have a trap muscle spasm has been like that for nine days. I am a hairstylist working twelve hour?
... shifts. I finally went to doc and she tossed me soma samples, but didnt mention side effects or risks. Some help? Am a little afraid to take it!
3 answers • 20 Apr 2011
I cant be still and been up all night. As soon as I lay day it starts. I cant be still esp in my hands and arms
1 answer • 29 Dec 2011
My pain management dr had me on Soma but the last time I went he was no longer with their clinic. The other drs in the clinic are no longer writing ...
4 answers • 1 Aug 2013