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Betacarotene and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Betacarotene falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Betacarotene should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Betacarotene should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take betacarotene exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Betacarotene dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Betacarotene is available in the following doses:
- Beta-carotene 10000 Units Oral Capsule
- Beta-carotene 10000 Units Oral Tablet
- Beta-carotene 15 Mg Oral Capsule
- Beta-carotene 15 Mg Oral Tablet
- Beta-carotene 25000 Units Oral Capsule
- Beta-carotene 30 Mg Oral Capsule
- Multivitamin Lipotropic With Multivitamins Oral Tablet
Forms of Medication
Betacarotene is available in the following forms:
- Oral Capsule
- Oral Tablet