Asthma in Pregnancy (cont.)
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Use of Asthma Medication During Pregnancy
Asthma medications usually are taken in the same stepwise sequence you would take them in before pregnancy.
When your health-care provider considers your use of a drug during pregnancy, he or she reflects on the following questions:
We lack information on the effects of many drugs on the fetus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies drugs for use in pregnancy according to these categories:
A host of medications are listed in category C because there is not significant study data about the medication in pregnancy. Several medications listed as category C are generally regarded as safe, or safe during certain stages of pregnancy. You may need to discuss your medications and any concerns about them with your health-care provider.
Irina Petrache, MD
Catherine Sears, MD
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