RX and Pregnancy - What Medications are Safe?

Wondering which medications are safe to take now that you're pregnant? We've got the 411 on the most popular RX's.
Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy: Safe or Not?
Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy: Safe or Not?
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Every medication -- whether it's over-the-counter or available by prescription -- is categorized as safe (or unsafe) for use in pregnancy. You name the drug and it has a listing of A, B, C, D or X attached to it.

"The only 'A' drugs are prenatal vitamins and thyroid medication," says Daniel Roshan, M.D., assistant professor of ob-gyn at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. "Nothing else is 100 percent safe. Even Tylenol is considered a 'B.' " Here's more on these designations:

A: Considered very safe.

B: Considered safe in animal studies but there are no human studies.

C: Adverse effects in animal studies but there are no human studies.

D: Can cause birth defects.

X: Should never be used.

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