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Is it safe to take Synthroid during my pregnancy?

It is safe to take Synthroid during your pregnancy. Synthroid is classified as a pregnancy category A drug. This means that studies have shown no risk of damage to the unborn child when Synthroid is used throughout pregnancy. Treatment of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) during pregnancy is very important, because inadequately treated hypothyroidism increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth.

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