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Is it safe to take albuterol extended-release tablets if I'm pregnant?

Studies have found that albuterol extended-release tablets can cause birth defects in animals, but there is no good data on whether the drug is harmful to developing human fetuses. The manufacturer recommends that if you have asthma and are pregnant, you should only take this drug if the benefits clearly outweigh any potential risks. Your doctor can determine the best ways to manage your asthma while you're pregnant.

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