About Drugs Action on Fetus

dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Apr 22, 2016
Average
4.1
Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Which Drugs can Cause Birth Defects?

Drugs like aspirin, isotretinoin, vitamin A and some antibiotics can cause birth defects.

Few drugs that are known to cause birth defects include-

  • Antibiotics- Tetracyclines, Sulfa drugs and Ciprofloxacin
  • Dermatological drugs- Isoretinoin
  • NSAIDS: Aspirin and other salicylates
  • Anti-cancer drugs- Bulsulfan, Chlorambucil, Cyclophosphamide, Mercaptopurine and Methotrexate
  • Anti-seizure medications- Phenytoin, Topiramate and Valproate
  • Certain anti-thyroid medications
  • Sex hormones- Androgens, Diethylstilbesterol (DES)
  • Blood pressure drugs- ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and Angiotensin II antagonist
  • Certain drugs that treat rheumatic conditions
  • Asthma medications
  • Live vaccines
  • Lithium
  • Thalidomide
  • High doses of vitamin A
  • Blood thinning drug- Warfarin

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Diabetes Premium Membership Benefits

Health Topics A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Medindia Health Topics Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store