Akineton and Pregnancy

No studies have been done on Akineton (biperiden hydrochloride) and pregnancy, so it is not clear if this medication is safe for use during pregnancy. Akineton is considered a pregnancy Category C medication, which means that it may cause harm to the fetus. The drug's chemical structure suggests that it would cross the placenta. If you are taking Akineton and pregnancy occurs, contact your healthcare provider.

Can I Take Akineton During Pregnancy?

Akineton® (biperiden hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat Parkinson's disease and certain side effects of antipsychotic medications. Very little information is available about the use of Akineton during pregnancy.

Akineton and Pregnancy Category C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been adequately studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a "default" pregnancy Category C rating.
Akineton was given a pregnancy Category C rating because it has not been studied in any pregnant women or animals. Based on the chemical structure of the drug, it is expected that this medication would cross the placenta.

Akineton and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or are thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of taking Akineton during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.
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