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Pioglitazone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Pioglitazone is also known as: Actos

Pioglitazone Pregnancy Warnings

Pioglitazone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not revealed evidence of teratogenicity. Delayed parturition and embryotoxicity were observed in both rats and rabbits. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Pioglitazone is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Pioglitazone Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of pioglitazone into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking in to account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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