Fuzeon and Pregnancy

No studies have been done on Fuzeon and pregnancy in humans, although it did not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. However, animals do not always respond to medications in the same way that humans do. Therefore, if you are taking Fuzeon and pregnancy occurs, your healthcare provider will consider the benefits and risks in your particular situation.

Fuzeon and Pregnancy: An Overview

Fuzeon® (enfuvirtide) is a prescription HIV and AIDS medication. Because it has not been adequately studied in pregnant women, it is not known if the drug is safe for use during pregnancy. However, based on animal studies, Fuzeon is probably safe for pregnant women.

Fuzeon 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. When given to pregnant animals, Fuzeon did not increase the risk of miscarriages or birth defects. Also, Fuzeon is a large molecule, which means that it is less likely to cross the placenta to the fetus.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.

Fuzeon and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medication. The two of you can consider the possible risks and benefits of using Fuzeon in your particular situation, as well as any other treatment alternatives. Women with HIV need special prenatal care, both for themselves and to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies.
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