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Ipratropium Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ipratropium is also known as: Atrovent, Atrovent HFA, Ipratropium Inhalation Aerosol, Ipratropium Inhalation Solution

Ipratropium Pregnancy Warnings

Ipratropium has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. However, there are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Ipratropium is recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

One malformation, a renal obstruction, occurred between 1982 and 1994 among 37 women who took this drug during the first trimester according to data taken from a study of Medicaid patients.

Ipratropium Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ipratropium into human milk. Due to low serum concentrations obtained with oral inhalation and intranasal administration, as well as poor absorption of ipratropium from the gastrointestinal tract, it is unlikely that the drug would reach a nursing infant in an appreciable amount. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ipratropium to nursing women.

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