Can I use adefovir dipivoxil (Hepsera) if I am pregnant?

There have not been enough studies in humans to know yet whether adefovir (Hepsera) is harmful to developing babies. Therefore, the drug is only recommended for pregnant women if the benefits clearly outweigh the potential risks. If your doctor decides to put you on adefovir, you may be asked to be listed on a pregnancy registry. This is a program that tracks what happens to babies born to women using adefovir.

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