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Acebutolol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Acebutolol is also known as: Sectral

Medically reviewed on June 25, 2018

Acebutolol Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

US FDA pregnancy category: B

Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryolethality and fetotoxicity at doses that produced maternal toxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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Acebutolol Breastfeeding Warnings

Acebutolol and diacetolol, a renally excreted and equipotent metabolite, appear in breast milk with a milk:plasma ratio of 7:1 and 12:2, respectively.

Use is not recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Sectral (acebutolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Sectral (acebutolol)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. United States National Library of Medicine "Toxnet. Toxicology Data Network. Available from: URL: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT." ([cited 2013 -]):

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