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Some of the most common questions women have during pregnancy are related to the safety of medications that were taken prior to getting pregnant, or the safety of medications that they might need to take during their pregnancy.
The American Pregnancy Association is working with the Reproductive Toxicology Center, another Non-Profit organization, for the purpose of delivering vital information related to medication interactions during pregnancy. REPROTOX® is a database used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their evaluation and communication regarding medication use during pregnancy.
It is important to remember that the information provided by REPROTOX® is only reference material and should not replace the guidance and direction provided directly by your health care provider.
The list below is a list of ingredients used in common over-the-counter medications. The problem with evaluating specific medications is that many over-the-counter medications contain two or more ingredients. It is important to evaluate each ingredient separately. These medications should be available in the REPROTOX® database for you to evaluate potentially using during your pregnancy. It is always beneficial to discuss any questions with your health care provider.
REPROTOX® has also created a consumer friendly subscription program for visitors from the American Pregnancy Association. Learn More...