Biocef and Pregnancy
If you are taking Biocef and pregnancy occurs, your healthcare provider will weigh the benefits and risks before making a recommendation. The drug is considered a pregnancy Category B medication by the FDA. This means that a link between Biocef and pregnancy has been studied only in animals; however, the drug showed no side effects to the fetus in these studies.
Biocef and Pregnancy: An OverviewBiocef® (cephalexin) is considered a pregnancy Category B medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means that although Biocef has not been studied in pregnant women, in animal studies, Biocef showed no negative effects on the fetus.
Biocef and Pregnancy Category BThe 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 do not cause side effects to the fetus in animal studies but that have not been tested in pregnant women.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the mother outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
If you have been prescribed Biocef and are pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider both the benefits and risks of Biocef during pregnancy before making a recommendation for your particular situation.