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Generic Name
Methylprednisolone acetate
Trade Name
Medrol Topical
Pharmacia & Upjhon
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.
Pregnancy category undetermined (systemic use); Category C (topical use).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • corticosteroid.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • In animals, maternal use of corticosteroids in general is associated with fetal malformations especially cleft palate.
  • Suggested possible association between maternal use of this agent throughout pregnancy and neonatal cataract and increased incidence of still births.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Small amounts are excreted into milk.
  • Low doses are considered safe but with high doses, infant adrenal function should be monitored.
  • Other Trade Names
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