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  • Drugs that can cause birth defects are said to be ‘teratogenic drugs’.
  • Medical science cannot always predict how exposure to a teratogenic drug will affect a developing fetus.
  • It can be dangerous for a pregnant woman to stop taking prescription drugs if she has a medical condition or becomes ill. Without treatment, the health and welfare of both the mother and her unborn baby could be at risk.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014