Ondansetron Fresenius

Ondansetron Fresenius Use In Pregnancy & Lactation



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Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Women of childbearing potential: Women of childbearing potential should consider the use of contraception.
Pregnancy: Based on human experience from epidemiological studies, ondansetron is suspected to cause orofacial malformations when administered during the first trimester of pregnancy.
In one cohort study including 1.8 million pregnancies, first trimester ondansetron use was associated with an increased risk of oral clefts (3 additional cases per 10.000 women treated; adjusted relative risk, 1.24, (95% CI 1.03-1.48)).
The available epidemiological studies on cardiac malformations show conflicting results.
Animal studies do not indicate direct or indirect harmful effects with respect to reproductive toxicity.
Ondansetron should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Breast-feeding: Tests have shown that ondansetron passes into the milk of lactating animals. It is therefore recommended that mothers receiving ondansetron should not breast-feed their babies.
Fertility: There is no information on the effects of ondansetron on human fertility.
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