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Diethylpropion Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 8, 2022.

Diethylpropion is also known as: Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan, Tepanil

Diethylpropion Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have not revealed any evidence of harm to the fetus or fertility impairment. Spontaneous reports of congenital malformations in humans have been recorded, but no causal relationship to this drug has been established. 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.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

US FDA pregnancy category: B

Comments: Abuse of this drug during pregnancy may result in withdrawal symptoms in the neonate.

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Diethylpropion Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Tenuate (diethylpropion)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals (2001):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Tenuate (diethylpropion)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals (2001):

Further information

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