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Modafinil Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Modafinil is also known as: Provigil

Modafinil Pregnancy Warnings

Modafinil has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity in the absence of maternal toxicity. Seven normal births have been reported in women who received modafinil during pregnancy. One patient gave birth three weeks early to a healthy infant. One woman (who had a history of spontaneous abortions) had a spontaneous abortion while being treated with modafinil. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Modafinil should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

Modafinil Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of modafinil into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution is advised if modafinil is administered to a nursing woman.

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