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Alclometasone topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Alclometasone topical is also known as: Aclovate

Medically reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Alclometasone topical Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

Comments: Corticosteroids should not be used extensively in large amounts for prolonged periods of time in pregnant women.

US FDA Pregnancy Category: C

Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity when corticosteroids are administered systemically or topically. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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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Alclometasone topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. TGA. Therapeutic Goods Administration. Australian Drug Evaluation Committee "Prescribing medicines in pregnancy: an Australian categorisation of risk of drug use in pregancy. Available from: URL: http://www.tga.gov.au/docs/pdf/medpreg.pdf." ([1999]):
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Aclovate (alclometasone topical)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Aclovate (alclometasone topical)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

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