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Clopidogrel Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Clopidogrel is also known as: Plavix

Clopidogrel Pregnancy Warnings

Clopidogrel has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal data have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Clopidogrel should be given during pregnancy only when need has been clearly established.

Clopidogrel Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of clopidogrel into human milk. Animal data have shown that clopidogrel and/or its metabolites are excreted in rat milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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