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Lamisil and Pregnancy

Lamisil is considered a pregnancy Category B medication, meaning that in animal studies investigating Lamisil and pregnancy, the drug appeared to be safe. However, since the full risks of the drug are not known -- and since treatment of nail fungus can be delayed until after pregnancy -- Lamisil is generally not recommended for pregnant women.

Is Lamisil Safe During Pregnancy? -- An Overview

For women who are pregnant, Lamisil® (terbinafine hydrochloride) is generally considered safe. This is based on animal studies that looked at the effects of Lamisil during pregnancy. However, Lamisil is generally not recommended during pregnancy, since the full risks of use are not known. Also, the treatment of nail fungus can be postponed until after pregnancy.

Lamisil and Pregnancy Category B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Lamisil is categorized as a pregnancy Category B medication. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a healthcare provider may give a Category B medicine to a pregnant woman if he or she believes the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.

Recommendations for Using Lamisil During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. Your healthcare provider will consider both the benefits and risks of Lamisil during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
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