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Unformatted text preview: – Children Failure to detect all adverse effects Pregnancy Safety Categories for
1. Category A: studies indicate no risk to fetus in first trimester.
trimester. 2. Category B: animal reproduction studies have not demonstrated risk to fetus, but there are no well-controlled
human 3. Category C: animal reproduction studies report an adverse fetal effect, but there are no adequate studies in
human beings; the benefits outweigh risks or there are no
animal reproduction studies and no adequate studies in
human 4. Category D: there is evidence of fetal risk, but potential benefits may be acceptable despite risk if there are no
other safer drugs.
other 51 Types of Drug Names
1. Chemical---chemical properties 2. Generic or nonproprietary---less expensive
but may differ in bioavailability (bioavailability--but
the rate and extent the active ingredient is
absorbed and is available at the site of the drug
action to produce an effect)
Trade, proprietary, or brand--- may have
-multiple names. (assigned by the
pharmaceutical company making the drug)
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- Spring '14