BuSpar and Pregnancy
In studies on BuSpar and pregnancy, the medication did not cause any problems when it was given to pregnant rats and rabbits. Since animals do not always respond to drugs the same way that humans do, however, healthcare providers should only prescribe the medication to pregnant women if the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are taking BuSpar and pregnancy occurs, notify your healthcare provider immediately.
BuSpar® (buspirone hydrochloride) is generally considered safe for use during pregnancy. It is a medication that is used for the treatment of anxiety. Animal studies have not shown BuSpar to cause any problems during pregnancy.
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 B is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
In pregnant rats and rabbits, large BuSpar doses did not cause any problems. The medication did not increase the risk of birth defects, miscarriages, or present other problems.
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking BuSpar, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of using the medication during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.