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Ezetimibe Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ezetimibe is also known as: Zetia

Ezetimibe Pregnancy Warnings

All HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are contraindicated in pregnant women. When ezetimibe is administered with an HMG-COA reductase inhibitor in a woman of childbearing potential, refer to the pregnancy category and package labeling for the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.

Ezetimibe has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of increased incidences of common fetal skeletal findings. Ezetimibe crossed the placenta in animal studies. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Ezetimibe should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

Ezetimibe Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ezetimibe into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ezetimibe to nursing women.

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