Confusion about doxylamine safety in pregnancy

Debra S Kennedy and Ronald P Batagol
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50969
Published online: 5 April 2021

To the Editor: The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) categorisation system for prescribing medicines in pregnancy lists doxylamine as a Category A medicine — “Drugs which have been taken by a large number of pregnant women … without any proven increase in the frequency of malformations”.1

  • Debra S Kennedy1,2
  • Ronald P Batagol3

  • 1 MotherSafe, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Melbourne, VIC

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