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Calcitriol topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Calcitriol topical is also known as: Vectical

Medically reviewed on March 9, 2018

Calcitriol topical Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments: Calcium levels should be monitored.

Animal studies have shown developmental toxicity. 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.

See references

Calcitriol topical Breastfeeding Warnings

UK: Use should be avoided.
US: Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Vectical (calcitriol topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.

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