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Pentetate zinc trisodium Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Pentetate zinc trisodium Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have shown no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus, although there was a slight decrease in the average birth weight. 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:
-This is the preferred product if chelation is needed in pregnancy.

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Pentetate zinc trisodium Breastfeeding Warnings

Radiocontaminants are known to be excreted in breast milk. Women with known or suspected internal contamination should not breast-feed, whether or not they are receiving Safety has not been established.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-Radiocontaminants are excreted in breast milk.
-Women with known or suspected radioactive contamination should not breast feed.
-Precautions should be taken when discarding breast milk.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Pentetate Zinc Trisodium (pentetate zinc trisodium)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Pentetate Zinc Trisodium (pentetate zinc trisodium)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.

Further information

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

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