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Staxyn and Pregnancy

Staxyn (orally disintegrating vardenafil) is not approved for use in women. Even so, it is classified as a pregnancy Category B medication, which means that Staxyn is probably safe for use in women who are expecting. In animal studies, giving large doses of this drug to pregnant rats and rabbits did not appear to cause any problems in the offspring.

Can I Take Staxyn When Pregnant?

Staxyn (orally disintegrating vardenafil) is a prescription medication licensed to treat erectile dysfunction (also called ED or impotence). Based on the results of animal studies, the medication is probably safe for use during pregnancy. However, it is not licensed for use in women.
 

What Is Pregnancy Category B?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans, but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
 
Also, medications that have been shown to be safe for use in pregnancy in humans (but have caused problems in laboratory animals) are also given a Category B rating.
 
The FDA has classified Staxyn a pregnancy Category B medication. In animal studies, giving very high doses of Staxyn to pregnant rats and rabbits did not cause problems in the offspring. However, there are no studies of Staxyn use in pregnant women.
 
It is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the pregnant woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
 
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