Drug Safety Fact Sheets for Pregnancy

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Reader Sarah sent me this link to fact sheets on the safety and effects of various drugs during pregnancy from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). It also has the phone number to call to ask them about any drugs you don't see on their list.

http://otispregnancy.org/otis_fact_sheets.asp

Aquí hay información sobre la seguridad de alguna drogas, antibióticos, y medicamentos durante el embarazo:

http://otispregnancy.org/otis_fact_sheets.asp

Here are the fact sheets available in English at the OTIS site about various drugs (and other conditions) while pregnant:

Accutane (isotretinoin)
Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Acyclovir (Zovirax)/Valacyclovir (Valtrex)
Antiviral Medications to Treat/Prevent Influenza (Flu)
Benzodiazepines
Chemotherapy
DEET (N,N-ethyl-m-toluamide)
DepoProvera
Flagyl (metronidazole)
Ibuprofen
Lithium
Metformin (glucophage)
Methamphetamine / Dextroamphetamine
Paxil (paroxetine)
Phentermine 
Propecia/Proscar (finasateride)
Prozac/Serafem (fluoxetine)
Retin-A
Tegretol (carbamazepine)
Tetracycline
Thalidomide
Desyrel® (trazodone) and Serzone® (nefazodone)
Zoloft (sertraline)

Herbal products
Echinacea
St. John's Wort (hypericum)

Infections and Vaccines
Chicken pox (varicella) and vaccine
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Fifth disease (parvovirus)
Hepatitis A
Hyperthermia (fever)
Influenza and vaccine
Listeriosis
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Virus and Vaccine
Staphylococcus Aureus
Toxoplasmosis
Vibrio
West Nile Virus
Vaccines

Maternal Medical Conditions
Breast-feeding Following a Natural Disaster
Diabetes
Exercise
Maternal PKU
Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP)
Stress

Illicit Substances
Cocaine
Methamphetamine / Dextroamphetamine

Other Common Exposures
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol
Caffeine
Carbon Monoxide
Hair treatments
Hyperthermia (hot tubs, saunas)
Lead
Methylmercury (fish)
Mold
Paternal exposures
Pesticides