Exforge HCT and Pregnancy

What Is the Risk of Using This Medicine During Pregnancy?

Prior to 2006, there was a common belief among healthcare providers regarding the use of ARBs (like valsartan) during pregnancy. The feeling was that problems with ARBs were generally seen when the drugs were taken during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. However, recent data suggests that exposure to valsartan during any trimester may cause problems.
 
A few of the complications sometimes seen in fetuses or newborns exposed to ARBs during pregnancy include:
 
  • Extremely low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Developmental problems with the nervous system
  • Developmental problems with the cardiovascular system (this includes the heart and blood vessels)
  • Developmental problems with the lungs
  • Kidney failure
  • Deformities of the head and face
  • Loss of life.
     

Pregnancy and Exforge HCT: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks of taking this drug during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.
 
Ways to Prep Your Kitchen to Eat Well During Cancer Treatment

Exforge HCT Medication Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.