Albuterol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Albuterol is also known as: AccuNeb, Airet, ProAir HFA, Proventil, Proventil HFA, Respirol, Ventolin, Ventolin HFA, Volmax, Vospire ER

Albuterol Pregnancy Warnings

Albuterol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have demonstrated a teratogenic effect. Albuterol is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

One study of 12 pregnant asthmatics between 33 and 39 weeks gestation showed no significant effect of inhaled albuterol on maternal or fetal circulations. For the two hours immediately following a dose of two deep inhalations of 0.5% solution, no significant effect was seen on maternal blood pressure or heart rate, umbilical artery systolic/diastolic ratio, fetal aortic velocities or heart rate.

Albuterol Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of albuterol into human milk.

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