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Mometasone nasal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Mometasone nasal is also known as: Nasonex

Mometasone nasal Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. AU TGA pregnancy category: B3 US FDA pregnancy category: C Comments: -Infants born of mothers who received corticosteroids during pregnancy should be observed for hypoadrenalism. -Most women will require a lower exogenous corticosteroid dose and many will not need corticosteroid treatment during pregnancy. -The safety and effectiveness of the implant in pregnant females have not been established.

Animal studies have shown reproductive toxicity. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans. US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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Mometasone nasal 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: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes Comments: -The effects in the nursing infant are unknown. -The safety and effectiveness of the implant in nursing females have not been established.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone topical)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone topical)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.

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