I have a drug guide (I'm an RN) and looked it up....same drug guide as hospitals use...here's something interesting that it mentioned that may be of use/concern to you.
Use Cautiously in:
Pregnancy, lactation, or children (safety not established; all agents cross the placenta and may cause fetal/neonatal bradycardia, hypotension, hypoglycemia, or respiratory depression).
Lab Test Considerations: May cause increased BUN, serum lipoprotein, potassium, triglyceride, and uric acid levels.
May cause increased ANA titers.
May cause increase in blood glucose levels.
May cause increased serum alkaline phosphatase, LDH, AST, and ALT levels.
It seems like overall it wouldn't be safe....What does your Ob say about taking it early in pregnancy? I know that alot of meds that are not safe to take early on are safe later....
Interesting about increase in glucose levels, which is something they always check for in pregnancy, as well as all of the kidney (BUN, lipoprotein, etc) labs that it affects, which I'm thinking may change the bloodflow to the placenta (I'm guessing but kidneys play a big role in blood pressure and circulation)......
I didn't really answer your question, as I've never taken it, but that's just the info. that I have readily available to me...
I'm very sorry for you losses.....Best of luck in TTC again!
My OB told me that there were no studies that say it is harmful it is a class C drug (which im sure you know) she did tell me that i couldnt breastfeed so i had to use formula with my daughter. with my first pregnancy loss i didnt go to the doctor because when i called the emergency room they said there was nothing they could do if it really was a miscarriage.. i didnt even know i was pregnant at the time. but the second time i knew i was pregnant for sure and was about 6-9 weeks along and after going through it i am positive that i had a miscarriage the first time. i have stopped taking it now and have been off of it for about a month and i want to try to get pregnant again, however, i dont want to lose another baby. thanks for your help
i am on it for hyperthyroiidism and i dont have high blood pressure and the drug guide we have at our clinic says its a class d and it is not safe to take during pregnancy.
my heart beats very fast as a result of my hyperthyrodism sorry for your loss.
be careful though not taking it...if you need it to keep YOU healthy, that's a #1 priority.....I was always told that only Category A & B are safe to take during pregnancy....But I'm sure that your Dr. knows best....I know, M/C's are so hard and you do everything under the sun to avoid them....but you need to take care of you too! :o)
thanks for your time and concerns... i had already discussed with my cardiologist about stopping the medication... he said that it would be fine as long as i did it a little at a time. now im compleatly off of it and i seem to be doing good so far. i think this month i am going to start trying again... thanks again for all of your answers..