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Generic Name
Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate
Trade Name
Ophthamesone
Manufacturer
Dar Al Dawa
Risk Category
C
  • 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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Indication
Indication
  • corticosteroid used to stimulate fetal lung maturation an to decrease the incidence and mortality from intracranial hemorrhage in premature infants.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosse the placenta.
  • Causes transient mild constriction of ductus arteriosus.
  • Possible cause of hypoglycemia and leucocytosis in newborns exposed in utero.
  • It may cause some toxic effects on physical development and growth of animals exposed in utero but not reported in human.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk.
  • systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have a deleterious effect on the infant.
  • Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when topical corticosteroids are prescribed for a nursing woman.
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