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Betamethasone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Betamethasone is also known as: Adbeon, Beta-Phos/AC, Celestone, Celestone Phosphate, Celestone Soluspan, Cell-U-Jec, Selestoject

Betamethasone Pregnancy Warnings

Betamethasone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity when corticosteroids are administered orally or potent steroids are applied topically. Betamethasone has been shown to be teratogenic when administered intramuscularly to rabbits. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Betamethasone has been shown to cross the placenta. Betamethasone is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

Betamethasone Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion betamethasone into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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