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Is Symbicort safe to use during pregnancy?

Symbicort may not be safe to use during pregnancy. It has been classified as a pregnancy category C drug by the United States Food and Drug Administration, which means that it has not been studied properly in humans, but it is harmful to fetuses in animals. Symbicort caused birth defects and an increased risk of miscarriage when given to pregnant rats. However, it is important to note that rats and humans do not always react the same way to drugs. Therefore, it may be appropriate to use Symbicort during pregnancy if your doctor believes that the benefits are greater than the risks.

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