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Generic Name
Dexamethasone, Chlorhexidine and Nystatin
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
The risk category is C for Dexamethasone.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • local treatment of dermatoses candidiasis, bacterial infection.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • systemic use of dexamethasone in animals is associated with fetotoxic effects including reduced fetal head circumference, reduced fetal adrenal and thymus weight and reduced placental weight.
  • Topical dexamethasone is absorbed systemically and may cause fetal abnormalites if used in large amounts or for prolonged periods.
  • Nystatin has poor absorption after oral or local administration.
  • Limited human data but no association with major congenital anomalies has been reported.
  • Chlorhexidine has poor absorption after vaginal washing and very small amounts reach maternal circulation. No neonatal adverse effects have been reported when used vaginally during labor.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data for chlorhexidine.
  • Nystatin is not excreted into milk.
  • Unknown excretion of topical dexamethasone into milk, but no problems have been reported.
  • Should not be applied to the breasts prior to nursing.
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