Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) Pregnancy Warnings
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of defects of forelimbs and central nervous system. Alterations in sex ratio has been reported in animal studies on combined gonadotropin and chorionic gonadotropin therapy in dosages to induce superovulation. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is considered contraindicated during pregnancy. It should not be administered after conception has occurred.
Chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) Breastfeeding Warnings
There are no data on the excretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for adverse reactions due to human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in nursing infants, caution is recommended if HCG is administered to a nursing woman.
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