Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Classification System of Drugs-Risk during Pregnancy

Authored by Stephanie Viroga

The exposure to medicines during pregnancy have a potential risk of teratogenic effects, to facilitate prescription classifications have been created to advice prescribers. The most popular internationally used is the Food and Drugs Administration one. This classification was based in five categories based on evidence of risk, or no risk in pregnancy controlled and animal studies. Multiple limitations have been described for this classification so in 2015 the FDA stated that regulations for information on risks in pregnancy would be modified with narrative descriptions of drug usage during pregnancy and lactation, adding as a new section the potential reproductive risks for both men and women.

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