How To Sign Up for a Pregnancy Exposure Registry
It’s easy! Follow these simple steps to find out how to sign up for a pregnancy exposure registry.
- Check the list to see if there is a registry for the medicine you are taking.
- Find your medicine or medical condition on the list.
- Look in column that says "Registry Contact Information" to find the telephone number or website for the pregnancy registry for your medicine.
- Contact the company that runs the registry to sign up.
The FDA does not run the pregnancy registry studies. The drug company that makes the medicine is usually in charge of the pregnancy registry. The telephone number and web link will connect you to the company in charge of the registry.
What if my medicine is not on the list?
If you do not see your medicine on the list, then there is not a pregnancy registry for that medicine. You may find other information about your medicine at:
- Medication Guides - Information handouts that come with some prescription medicines.
- Drug Specific Information - Index of information on some FDA-approved drugs.
- Daily Med - National Library of Medicine website where you can find information from the drug labels for over 20,000 drugs.
- MotherToBaby , a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) - Call MotherToBaby to speak with a counselor about taking medicines while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 1-866-626-6847
What should I expect when I sign up?
- You will be interviewed during and after your pregnancy to find out how your pregnancy turned out. The company that runs the registry will ask you questions about your health and the health of your baby.
- All of the information that you give during the interviews will be kept private.
- You will not be asked to take any medicines to participate in the study. The pregnancy registry is only interested in medicines that you are already taking.
- For some registries, your doctor, nurse, or midwife may need to sign you up.
- Each registry has its own policies. When you contact the registry, ask about their policies such as:
- How many times will they contact you?
- How will they keep your information private?
- Who do you contact if you have questions?
- How do you find out the results of the study when the registry has ended?