Will drug labels change for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing major changes in drug labels to provide more information about the effects of medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If the changes take effect, they would help doctors and women make more informed decisions.
Comments on the proposed regulations are due on August 27. After reviewing the comments, FDA will decide whether to go ahead with the changes.
For more information, visit the FDA Web site.
Meanwhile, if you’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, take only medications prescribed to you or recommended by a health care provider. But don’t stop taking a prescription drug without your health care provider’s okay.