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Generic Name
Neomycin sulphate, Nystatin, Polymyxin B sulphate and Hydrocortisone
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • 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.
The The risk category is B for Nystatin, Polymixin B and hydrocortisone.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • local treatment of inflammatory skin disorders.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate data for neomycin but eighth cranial nerve toxicity in the fetus can occur following exposure to other aminoglycosides (as kanamycin and streptomycin) and could potentially occur with neomycin.
  • Limited data for polymixin B in pregnancy, but no association with congenital malformations has been reported in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Nystatin has poor absorption after oral or local administration limited human data but no association with major congenital malformations has been reported.
  • Hydrocortisone is teratogenic in animals causing cleft palate.
  • No data for topical hydrocortisone but treatment should be limited to 5-7 days if needed in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data for Neomycin polymixin β and hydrocortisone Nystatin is not excreted into milk.
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