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Is warfarin a safe drug for pregnancy?

No - warfarin crosses the placenta barrier and has an anticoagulant effect in the developing fetus. Therefore warfarin should not be taken during pregnancy. If the woman has a condition that requires anticoagulation during pregnancy there are alternative medications that can be prescribed by the physician.

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