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Chlordiazepoxide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Chlordiazepoxide is also known as: Libritabs, Librium, Mitran, Poxi

Chlordiazepoxide Pregnancy Warnings

Several studies have suggested an increased risk of congenital malformations associated with the use of minor tranquilizers (i.e., chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, meprobamate) during the first trimester of pregnancy. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decision and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X are being phased out.

UK: This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. US: Use should be avoided. US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned Comments: -The child born to a mother taking benzodiazepines may be at risk for withdrawal symptoms. -Benzodiazepines may cause fetal harm when administered during pregnancy. -The patient should be warned of the potential risks to the fetus and instructed to discontinue the drug prior to becoming pregnant.

Chlordiazepoxide Breastfeeding Warnings

UK: Use should be avoided. US: The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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