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Enablex and Pregnancy

In studies on Enablex and pregnancy, the medicine caused a number of complications when it was given to pregnant animals. The drug appeared to delay bone formation, cause urinary tract problems, and increase the risk of miscarriages and difficult labor and delivery. Due to these potential risks, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are taking Enablex and pregnancy occurs.

Is Enablex Safe During Pregnancy?

Enablex® (darifenacin) may not be safe for use in pregnant women. In animal studies, very large doses of the drug caused problems when used during pregnancy.
 

Enablex and Pregnancy Category C

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 C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating.
 
When given to pregnant animals, Enablex delayed bone formation and caused urinary tract problems. It also increased the risk of miscarriages and difficult labor and delivery. No studies have evaluated the drug in pregnant women.
 
It is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category C medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
 

Enablex and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts

Be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Enablex. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of using Enablex during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.
 
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