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  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Retinoic acid, vitamin A metabolite used topically for treatment of acne vulgaris and systemically for treatment of acute pro-myelocytic leukemia.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Potent teratogen causing dose-related retinoic acid embryopathy (central nervous system (cns), craniofacial, cardiovascular and thymic anomalies).
  • Controversial teratogenic effect with topical use of the drug.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Minimal absorption with topical use.
  • No further data available.
  • Other Trade Names
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