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Dextran, low molecular weight Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dextran, low molecular weight is also known as: Dextran 40, Dextran 40 in 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Dextran 40 in 5% Dextrose, Gentran 40, Gentran 40 with 0.9% Sodium Chloride, Gentran 40 with 5% Dextrose, LMD with 0.9% Sodium Chloride, LMD with 5% Dextrose, Rheomacrodex

Dextran, low molecular weight Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C

Use is not recommended unless clearly needed

There are no controlled data in animal reproduction or human pregnancy.

FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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Dextran, low molecular weight Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Unknown

The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Dextran In Sodium Chloride (dextran, high molecular weight)." Abbott Laboratories, Limited, Saint-Laurent, IN.
  2. "Product Information. Dextran In Dextrose (dextran, low molecular weight)." B Braun Medical Inc, Irvine, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Dextran In Sodium Chloride (dextran, high molecular weight)." Abbott Laboratories, Limited, Saint-Laurent, IN.
  2. "Product Information. Dextran In Dextrose (dextran, low molecular weight)." B Braun Medical Inc, Irvine, CA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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