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Esterified estrogens / methyltestosterone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Esterified estrogens / methyltestosterone is also known as: Covaryx, Covaryx HS, EEMT, EEMT DS, EEMT HS, Essian, Essian H.S., Estratest, Estratest H.S., Menogen, Menogen HS, Syntest DS, Syntest HS

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 24, 2018.

Esterified estrogens / methyltestosterone Pregnancy Warnings

There appears to be little or no increased risk of birth defects in children born to women who have combination oral contraceptives (estrogens and progestins) inadvertently during early pregnancy. Methyltestosterone should not be used during pregnancy because of the possibility of masculinization of the female fetus. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Use is contraindicated

US FDA pregnancy category: Category X

Comments:
-There is no indication for use in pregnancy; if a patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, she should be apprised of the potential risks to the fetus.

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Esterified estrogens / methyltestosterone Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is contraindicated

Excreted into human milk: Yes (estrogen); Unknown (methyltestosterone)
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-Androgens are contraindicated in nursing mothers because of the possibility of masculinization of the nursing infant.
-Estrogen administration to nursing mothers has been shown to decrease the quantity and quality of breastmilk.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Esterified Estrogens-Methyltestosterone (esterified estrogens-methyltestosterone)." Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Glasgow, KY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Esterified Estrogens-Methyltestosterone (esterified estrogens-methyltestosterone)." Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Glasgow, KY.

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