Pregnancy - when I was 8 months pregnant I had to take zanamivir (Relenza) my baby was born healthy but developed breathing problems within 12hours and had to be treated with antibiotics and moved to specail baby unit, he is fine now but often has bad coughs and throat infections etc, also ecxema. could this drug have effected my baby, the doctors have said they will not know if my baby has asthma untill he is 2years old although this doesnt run our my families
26 Dec 2010
It's hard to say if the effects your baby has are related to you using Relenza during pregnancy.
Relenza has a FDA pregnancy category C.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. (But it doesn't state exactly what the effects would be on the fetus).
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