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As a pregnancy Category X medication, Cenestin should not be used during pregnancy. Cenestin does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects or other problems, but the full risks of the medication are not known. Also, there is no legitimate medical reason for pregnant women to use Cenestin; it is only approved for use in postmenopausal women. If you are taking Cenestin and pregnancy occurs, contact your healthcare provider.
An Overview of Cenestin and PregnancyCenestin® (conjugated estrogens) is a prescription estrogen medication. It is not intended for use in pregnant women. There is also no accepted medical reason for pregnant women to use Cenestin.
Cenestin and Pregnancy Category XThe 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 Cenestin is a Category X medication, it does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. However, because the risks are not fully understood (and because there is no accepted, legitimate medical reason for pregnant women to use Cenestin), it should not be used during pregnancy.