Uniretic and Pregnancy

It is generally considered unsafe for pregnant women to take Uniretic (moexipril/HCTZ). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies this drug as a pregnancy Category C medication during the first trimester and a Category D drug during the second and third trimesters. Serious fetal problems could be linked to this drug, so talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.

Can Pregnant Women Take Uniretic?

Uniretic® (moexipril/HCTZ) is a prescription medication used to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two blood pressure medications. Uniretic is not recommended for use in women who are expecting, as it can harm an unborn child.
 

What Is Pregnancy Category C and D?

Uniretic is classified as a pregnancy Category C medication when used in the first trimester and a pregnancy Category D medication when used during the second or third trimesters.
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but did appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
 
In addition, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating.
 
Pregnancy Category D is a classification given to medicines that have been shown to present a risk to the fetus in studies of pregnant women, but may still offer benefits that outweigh the risks the drug presents. A pregnancy Category D medicine may still be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh the possible risks to her unborn child.
 
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