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Halazepam Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Halazepam is also known as: Paxipam

Halazepam Pregnancy Warnings

Halazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of other benzodiazepines. Withdrawal symptoms have been reported in neonates whose mothers took other benzodiazepines during pregnancy. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Halazepam should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

Halazepam Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of halazepam into human milk. Other benzodiazepines are excreted into human milk and have been reported to have clinically significant effects on the breast-fed infant. Those reported effects include sedation, lethargy, and weight loss. The American Academy of Pediatrics has no position on the use of halazepam during lactation but has classified other benzodiazepines as "drugs whose effect on nursing infants is unknown but may be of concern".

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