May 23 2022

Classification of the active ingredient Ricin (castor-oil plant)

Risk level in pregnancy: This medicine is classified as Category X.

Update 18.07.2009

Meaning of category X

Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.