A situation in which a drug, a procedure, or a surgery should not be used as it may be harmful to the person.

In pregnancy contraindicated drugs are those drugs which cross placenta and creates harmful situations for fetus.

Following are drugs strictly not suggested to a female during her pregnancy.

CVS;

  1. Aspirin and warfarin
  2. STATINS mainly Rosuvastatin, Lovastatin, Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, Pitavastatin, Fluvastatin, Pravastatin.

CNS;

  1. Ethinyl estradiol
  2. Quazepam
  3. Temazepam

DERMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS;

  1. Isotretinoin
  2. Fluorouracil
  3. Silver sulfadiazine

ENDOCRINE:

  1. Testosterone
  2. Methyltestosterone
  3. Testosterone enanthate
  4. Naferilin
  5. Leuprolide acetate

GIT:

  1. Misoprostol
  2. Ergotamine tartate

INFECTIONS:

  1. Sulfamethoxazole
  2. Ribavirin
  3. Metronidazole
  4. Sulfisoxazole
  5. Griseofulvin
  6. Tinidazole
  7. Oxytetracycline Hcl
  8. Phenazopyridine

MUSCULOSKELETON, PAIN & PYREXIA:

  1. Ibuprofen, Naproxen, flurbiprofen
  2. Leflunomide
  3. Diclofenac sodium and diclofenac potassium
  4. Celecoxib
  5. Dantrolene
  6. Oxaprozin
  7. Famotidine
  8. Raloxifene Hcl
  9. Piroxicam, meloxicam, methotrexate sodium

NEOPLASMS:

  1. Tositumomab
  2. Bicalutamide
  3. Estradiol valerate
  4. Leuprolide acetate
  5. Bexarotene
  6. Thalidomide, lenalidomide

UROGENITALS:

  1. Dutasteride Hcl, finasteride
  2. Alprostadil
  3. Tamsulosin Hcl
  4. Acetohydroxamic acid

ANTIBIOTICS:

  1. Metronidazole
  2. Chloramphenicol
  3. Aminoglycosides
  4. Tetracycline

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