Axid did not appear to cause harm to the fetus in previous animal studies. However, because the full risks of taking Axid during pregnancy are not known, a pregnant woman should take Axid only if its benefits outweigh the possible risks to her unborn child. If you are on Axid and pregnancy occurs, be sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Axid and Pregnancy -- An Overview
For people who are pregnant, Axid® (nizatidine) is generally considered safe. This is based on animal studies that looked at the effects of Axid during pregnancy.
Axid and Pregnancy Category B
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 cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
However, it is important to note that the full risks of using Axid during pregnancy are not known. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to a pregnant woman only if her healthcare provider believes that its benefits outweigh any possible risks to her unborn child.
Axid and Pregnancy: Summary
If you are taking Axid and pregnancy occurs, let your healthcare provider know. Your healthcare provider will consider both the benefits and risks of Axid during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
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