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Thiopental Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Thiopental is also known as: Pentothal

Medically reviewed on July 30, 2018

Thiopental Pregnancy Warnings

Thiopental has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. Thiopental sodium readily crosses the placental barrier. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Thiopental should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

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Thiopental Breastfeeding Warnings

Small amounts of thiopental may appear in the milk of nursing mothers following administration of large doses. The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding the use of thiopental during lactation.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Pentothal (thiopental)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Pentothal (thiopental)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

Further information

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