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Sancuso and Pregnancy

Animal studies on Sancuso (granisetron transdermal) and pregnancy have shown that this medication does not appear to cause any problems in the fetus. However, humans do not always respond to medications in the same way that animals do, and Sancuso should only be given to a pregnant woman if the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.

Can I Take Sancuso When Pregnant?

Sancuso® (granisetron transdermal) is a prescription nausea and vomiting medication. It is approved for temporarily or intermittently preventing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. While Sancuso appears to be safe for use in pregnancy (based on animal studies), it is not approved to treat morning sickness.
 

Sancuso and Pregnancy Category B

The 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 B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
 
Studies have shown that when high doses of Sancuso were given to pregnant rats and rabbits, it did not appear to cause any problems. However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
 
Sancuso is not approved to treat nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness. The medication has not been studied for long-term use. It is not known if Sancuso has any long-term side effects, and it is not known if the drug is safe when used in such a manner.
 
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