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Hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical is also known as: Ana-Lex, AnaMantle HC, AnaMantle HC Forte, BP Ana-Lex HC, LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, Lidazone HC, Lidocort, Peranex HC, RectaGel HC, Rectacreme HC, Senatec HC, Xyralid, Xyralid LP

Hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical Pregnancy Warnings

Hydrocortisone-lidocaine 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. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity following administration of lidocaine up to 6.6 times the human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Hydrocortisone-lidocaine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Corticosteroids should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts or for extended periods of time.

Hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of hydrocortisone-lidocaine into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering hydrocortisone-lidocaine to nursing women.

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