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Penicillin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Penicillin is also known as: A-Cillin, Beepen-VK, Bicillin L-A, Isoject Permapen, Ledercillin VK, PC Pen VK, Pen-V, Pen-Vee K, Penicillin VK, Pfizerpen, Truxcillin VK, V-Cillin K, Veetids

Penicillin Pregnancy Warnings

Penicillin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity or teratogenicity. Adverse effects have not been reported during human use; however, there are no controlled data in human pregnancies. Penicillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Penicillin Breastfeeding Warnings

Penicillin is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Risk to the nursing infant is unlikely. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering penicillin to nursing women.

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