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Bisoprolol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bisoprolol is also known as: Zebeta

Bisoprolol Pregnancy Warnings

Bisoprolol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. Increased rate of fetal resorptions were observed in rats at doses over 125 times the maximum recommended daily dose for humans (on a per kg basis). Embryo deaths were observed in rats at doses 31 times the maximum recommended daily dose for humans (on a per kg basis). There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Bisoprolol should be given during pregnancy only when benefit outweighs risk.

In general, most experts recommend monitoring of neonates for signs and symptoms of beta-blockade, such as bradycardia and hypoglycemia.

Bisoprolol Breastfeeding Warnings

In general, most experts recommend monitoring of nursing infants for signs and symptoms of beta-blockade, such as bradycardia and hypoglycemia.

No data are available on the excretion of bisoprolol into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering bisoprolol to nursing women.

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