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Ditropan and Pregnancy

In studies on Ditropan and pregnancy, the medication did not cause birth defects, miscarriages, or other problems when it was given to pregnant animals. However, animals do not always respond to drugs the same way that humans do. Thus, the drug should be taken only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks. If you are taking Ditropan and pregnancy occurs, notify your healthcare provider.

Ditropan and Pregnancy: An Overview

Ditropan® (oxybutynin chloride) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of certain bladder problems. It may not be safe for use in pregnant women. However, in studies, the drug did not cause any problems when given to pregnant animals.
 

Ditropan and Pregnancy Category B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
 
In studies, giving Ditropan to pregnant animals did not increase the risk of birth defects, miscarriages, or any other problems. However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if a healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
 

Ditropan and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant while taking Ditropan, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks of using Ditropan during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.
 
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