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Will Trandate Harm a Fetus?

What Does the Research Say?

Studies on pregnant rats and rabbits showed no evidence of fetal development problems, such as birth defects. However, at high doses in rats, there was a decrease in survival following delivery. It is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do.
Little human research has been done concerning the effects of Trandate on the fetus. With other beta blockers, there have been individual reports of slowed intrauterine growth, small placentas, and birth defects when women took these drugs during pregnancy. There have also been reports of a very low heart rate, low blood sugars, and/or decreased breathing in some fetuses when beta blockers were used during childbirth.

Pregnancy and Trandate: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Trandate, let your healthcare provider. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks before making a recommendation in your particular situation. Together, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you and your child.
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