Rifampin and Pregnancy

As a pregnancy Category C medication, rifampin (Rifadin®) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. Although the drug has not been adequately studied in pregnant women, there have been reports of bleeding problems after delivery in both the newborn and the mother.
 
Also, animal studies have shown that this drug can increase the risk for spina bifida, cleft palate, and other birth defects. However, animals may respond to medications differently than humans do, so make sure to discuss any potential risks before using this drug during pregnancy.
 
(Click Rifadin and Pregnancy for more information on why the FDA classified this drug as a pregnancy Category C medication.)
 
Pregnancy and Pain
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