Certain medications are important for your health, but some can cause birth defects if you become pregnant. If there is any chance that you could get pregnant, talk to your doctor about all of the medicines and supplements you are taking. Supplements include weight loss products, sports supplements, and herbal medicines. If you are taking medicines that could be dangerous if you get pregnant, be sure to use effective birth control.
Here are some of the medications that can cause birth defects and other problems. If you are not sure if you are taking one of these medications, talk to your doctor.
To learn more about specific medications that can affect pregnancy, go to the CTIS Pregnancy website or call 1-800-532-3749.
You can also learn about medication safety and other health considerations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Medication safety page.