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DVT in left leg. Taking acitrom. 2 months pregnant. Does Acitrom has severe effect on baby?

Hi, I have DVT in left leg from past one year..Currently on Acitrom 4mg. However, on 19th oct, 2012 i got to know that i am 2 months pregnant and accidently i have take the Acitrom as well for that 2 months..My doctors are suggesting to abort this child as there may be a chance of abnormality. This is my first pregnancy.Could you please advise if i should continue with it..? Does Acitrom has severe effect on baby..?
Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Hi and welcome to the site.

Acitrom and similar medications are considered Category X by the United States Food & Drug Administration. This is the organization responsible for safety of medications in the US. Category X means that there are very serious concerns with use during pregnancy. The types of effects on the baby are similar to those described in this link:

http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/2709/270908.pdf

It is recommended that a woman on this medication be taken off by the 6th week of pregnancy. Instead heparin is recommended. I'm sorry that you have found yourself in this very difficult situation. I hope it goes as well as possible for you.
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DVT in left leg. Taking acitrom. 2 months pregnant. Does Acitrom has severe effect on baby?

Hi and welcome to the site. Acitrom and similar medications are considered Category X by the United States Food & Drug Administration. This is the organization responsible for safety of medications in the US. Category X means that there are very serious concerns with use during pregnancy. The types of effects on the baby are similar to those described in this link: http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/2709/270908.pdf It is recommended that a woman on this medication be taken off by the 6th week of pregnancy. Instead heparin is recommended. I m sorry that you have found yourself in this very difficult situation. I hope it goes as well as possible for you.