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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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  • corticosteroid (mineral corticoid).
  • Antihypertensive, for treatment of adrenocortical insufficiency, adreno-genital syndrome.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate animal studies in pregnancy but other corticosteroids have teratogenic effects at low doses.
  • No human studies in pregnancy but chronic use of corticosteroids during pregnancy may cause neonatal hypoadrenalism.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Corticosteroids are excreted into milk and may cause growth suppression and inhibition of steroid production in nursing infants.
  • No adequate data for fludrocortisone but no problems have been reported.
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