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Erythromycin topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Erythromycin topical is also known as: A/T/S, Akne-Mycin, E-Solve 2, Emcin Clear, Emgel, Ery Pads, Ery-Sol, Erycette, Eryderm, Erygel, Erymax, Erythra-Derm, Romycin, Staticin, T-Stat, Theramycin, Theramycin Z

Erythromycin topical Pregnancy Warnings

Erythromycin topical gel, 1.5% solution, and swabs (i.e., pledgets, pads) have been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Erythromycin 2% topical solution has been assigned to pregnancy category C or B by the FDA; for example, Erythra-Derm(TM) has been assigned to pregnancy category C and Fougera(R) Erythromycin Topical Solution USP 2% has been assigned to pregnancy category B. Erythromycin topical ointment has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy, and there have been no reports of adverse fetal effects in humans. Erythromycin topical is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Erythromycin topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of erythromycin topical into human milk. Systemically administered erythromycin is excreted into milk in small amounts. Erythromycin is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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