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Secobarbital Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Secobarbital is also known as: Seconal, Seconal Sodium, Seconal Sodium Pulvules

Medically reviewed on March 10, 2017

Secobarbital Pregnancy Warnings

Secobarbital has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Use of barbiturates during pregnancy has been associated with a higher incidence of fetal abnormalities. Neonatal barbiturate withdrawal symptoms have been reported in infants whose mothers took barbiturates during pregnancy. In addition, administration of sedative-hypnotic barbiturates during labor may cause respiratory depression in the newborn. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Patients who receive secobarbital during pregnancy should be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus.

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Secobarbital Breastfeeding Warnings

Secobarbital is excreted into human breast milk in small amounts and should be administered with caution to nursing mothers.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Seconal Sodium (secobarbital)." Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Seconal Sodium (secobarbital)." Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL.

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