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Dexamethasone ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dexamethasone ophthalmic is also known as: AK-Dex, Decadron Ocumeter, Decadron Phosphate, Ophthalmic, Dexasol, Maxidex, Ocu-Dex, Ozurdex

Dexamethasone ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Use dexamethasone ophthalmic only if clearly needed and benefit outweighs risk. Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetotoxicity and teratogenicity when corticosteroids are administered orally or potent steroids are applied topically. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

Dexamethasone ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Data not available Excreted into animal milk: Data not available Topically applied steroids have been reported to be absorbed systemically.

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