What should I know about Thyrogen before receiving it?

Prior to receiving Thyrogen, you should provide your doctor with your complete medical history, including any medical conditions you have or have ever had. It is important to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking Thyrogen. The FDA has classified Thyrogen as a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning there are either conflicting or insufficient studies to determine whether the medication is harmful to a developing fetus, and the medication should only be prescribed to a pregnant woman only if the benefits to the woman clearly outweigh the risks to the fetus. There are inadequate studies to determine if Thyrogen harms a woman's baby when passed through her breast milk. A woman should discuss the potential risks to her baby if she breastfeeds while taking this medication. If you have a known allergy to any ingredient in the drug, do not use it, and be sure to tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you're taking, as some may interact.

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