An Overview of Femtrace and Pregnancy
(estradiol acetate) is a prescription estrogen medication that is approved to treat hot flashes
and night sweats in menopausal women. There is no accepted medical reason for pregnant women to use Femtrace.
Femtrace and Pregnancy Category X
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category X is given to medications that should not be used during pregnancy, usually due to serious problems that could occur (such as birth defects or miscarriages).
Although Femtrace is a Category X medication, it does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. However, because there is no accepted, legitimate medical reason for pregnant women to use Femtrace, and because the risks are not fully understood, it should not be used during pregnancy. Estrogens (including Femtrace) are not effective for preventing miscarriages.
Femtrace and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts
Femtrace is not approved for any use in pregnant women. Therefore, pregnant women should not intentionally take Femtrace. If you think you may be pregnant (or are thinking about trying to get pregnant), you should contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.