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Physostigmine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Physostigmine is also known as: Antilirium

Medically reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

Physostigmine Pregnancy Warnings

Benefit should outweigh risk.

AU TGA pregnancy category: C
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Animal studies data is not available. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. This drug crosses the blood-brain barrier and would be expected to cross the placenta.

AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

US 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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Physostigmine Breastfeeding Warnings

Benefit should outweigh risk.

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

Comments:
-Because of its low molecular weight, excretion into breast milk is probable.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Physostigmine Salicylate (physostigmine)." Taylor Pharmaceuticals, Buffalo Grove, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Physostigmine Salicylate (physostigmine)." Taylor Pharmaceuticals, Buffalo Grove, IL.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

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