In clinical studies on Intal and pregnancy, the medication did not cause any problems when it was given to pregnant animals. Since animals don't always respond to medicines the same way that humans do, however, the full risks of using Intal during pregnancy are not known. If you are taking Intal and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know so he or she can weigh the benefits and possible risks before making a recommendation for your situation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy 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 do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do, and the full risks of using Intal in pregnant women are not known. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
Intal and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Intal for asthma, let your healthcare provider know. Your healthcare provider will consider both the benefits and risks of using Intal during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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