Dyazide and Pregnancy
Although no studies have been conducted on Dyazide and pregnancy, similar medications have not caused problems in when studied pregnant animals. As a result, the FDA has classified it as a pregnancy Category C medication. If you are taking Dyazide and pregnancy occurs, your healthcare provider will consider the benefits and risks for your particular situation.
An Overview of Dyazide and PregnancyDyazide® (triamterene-HCTZ) is a pregnancy Category C medicine, meaning that it could potentially cause harm to your unborn child.
Dyazide and Pregnancy Category CThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that show side effects to the fetus in animal studies but for which no human studies in pregnant women have been done. This classification is also given to medicines that have not been studied in either pregnant women or animals. However, a pregnancy Category C medicine may still be given to a pregnant woman if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the mother outweigh the possible risks to the unborn child.
Dyazide has not been studied in pregnant animals or humans, though similar medications have not caused problems in pregnant animals. However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, as mentioned, Dyazide may be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits outweigh any possible risks. Generally, Dyazide should be used in pregnant women only when absolutely necessary, and it should not be used to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Final Thoughts on Dyazide and PregnancyIf you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Dyazide, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks of taking Dyazide during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.