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Old 01-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Took Albenzadole Then Found Out I was Pregnant

I'm freaking out! My husband and I have been TTC for three months, and got our BFP this morning (3 days before period due). We were THRILLED, and the excitement quickly turned to fear after I did some research and found that the drug Albendazole that I took yesterday for pinworms is highly toxic for pregnant women or women who may become pregnant. If anyone has any information on the topic, please share. If you have taken Albendazole while pregnant, did you baby have any birth defects? I am so worried and can't even enjoy our BFP.

 
Old 02-17-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hi dear,
Have you had any replies to your posts?
I have the same issue as you describe.

But how are u feeling?
I am waiting for week 20 to test for abnormailitiies
Pls keep me posted if u get any useful info.
Cheers

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Re: Took Albenzadole Then Found Out I was Pregnant

Hi! <My research finds that there seems to be no danger>.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Re: Took Albenzadole Then Found Out I was Pregnant

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Originally Posted by slogowu View Post
Hi dear,
Have you had any replies to your posts?
I have the same issue as you describe.

But how are u feeling?
I am waiting for week 20 to test for abnormailitiies
Pls keep me posted if u get any useful info.
Cheers
Hi Slogowu,

Long story short, I contacted a pregnancy hotline that consists of experts. Based on information they have, they said there have been a total of 60 pregnancies reported where women have taken the drug and had normal pregnancies, 10 of which were in the first trimester. Also, after 24 hours the drug is half as potent as the day before. They told me the babies organs don't start to form until two weeks after conception, so anything taken prior to that is already out of your system before the vital organs are formed. They told me that there is no research to indicate birth defects in humans, although a lot of animal studies have reported multiple birth defects. But she said it's better to rely on the information available regarding humans. I also did some research that said the amounts injected into the rats were at a way higher dose than administered to humans. All and all, I think we should both be fine. Best of luck to you!!

 
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