Thursday, May. 28, 2009

Category A

Large, well-done human studies do not show an increased risk of birth defects when the medicine is used by pregnant women

Examples: Levothyroxine (thyroid hormone); B6, folic acid (vitamins)

Fact: Experts say there are very few drugs in this safest of categories; the FDA does not track the number of drugs in each group

See more about pregnancy and pills.