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Dronabinol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dronabinol is also known as: Marinol

Dronabinol Pregnancy Warnings

Dronabinol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of decreased maternal weight gain and decreased number of offspring, increased fetal mortality, and early resorptions. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Dronabinol should only be given during pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Dronabinol Breastfeeding Warnings

Dronabinol is concentrated in and excreted in human milk and is absorbed by the nursing baby. Use of dronabinol is not recommended in nursing mothers.

Because one of the indications for dronabinol is anorexia associated with weight loss in AIDS patients, please note that HIV virus is also excreted into breast milk.

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