Pregnancy category B

Pregnancy category B

Animal studies indicate no fetal risk, but no human studies; or adverse effects in animals, but not in well-controlled human studies.
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Metformin (FDA pregnancy category B) is not recommended as first line treatment of cutaneous manifestations, for prevention of pregnancy complications, or for the treatment of obesity.
In the past, bupropion (Wellbutrin) was a Pregnancy Category B drug and remained so long after the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) were changed to Pregnancy Category C (Category D in the case of paroxetine [Paxil]).
"It is pregnancy category B. It's the Rice Crispies and Corn Flakes of therapy; you can eat the stuff.
Lispro, marketed by Eli Lilly as Humalog, is another rapid-acting human insulin analog and is classified as pregnancy category B, based on animal reproduction studies that have not demonstrated any signs of harmful effects to the fetus, according to the drug's label.