Kemadrin During Pregnancy: An Overview
hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat Parkinson's disease
and certain side effects of antipsychotic
medications. Almost no information is available about the use of Kemadrin in pregnant women.
Kemadrin 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 do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been adequately studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a "default" pregnancy Category C rating.
Although Kemadrin does not have an official pregnancy Category rating (as is common with older medications like Kemadrin), most sources consider it to be a Category C medication, as it has not been adequately studied in any pregnant women or animals.
Kemadrin and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts
If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of taking Kemadrin during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.