Tapentadol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Tapentadol Pregnancy Warnings
Tapentadol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryofetal toxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Tapentadol is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risks. Due to the mu-opioid receptor agonist activity of tapentadol, neonates whose mothers have been taking tapentadol should be monitored for respiratory depression. A specific opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, should be available for reversal of opioid induced respiratory depression in the neonate.
Tapentadol Breastfeeding Warnings
There are no data on the excretion of tapentadol into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that tapentadol should not be used during breast-feeding.
- Tapentadol Consumer Information
- Pregnancy Support Group
- FDA Pregnancy Categories
- Medicine use during Pregnancy
- Medicine use while Breastfeeding
- Safe Medications during Breastfeeding
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