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Clioquinol / hydrocortisone topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Clioquinol / hydrocortisone topical is also known as: Ala-Quin, Corque, Dek-Quin, Dermasorb AF, Hysone, Iodo-HC, Pedi-Cort V, Steroform, Vio-Tex-HC

Clioquinol / hydrocortisone topical Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Clioquinol-hydrocortisone topical should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk. Comments: Topical corticosteroids should not be used extensively on pregnant patients in large amounts or for prolonged durations.

Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetal abnormalities with topical corticosteroid exposure (some at low dose levels) and teratogenicity after dermal application of more potent corticosteroids. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Topical steroid use has not been reported to have harmful effects on pregnancy; however, safety has not been absolutely established. 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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Clioquinol / hydrocortisone topical Breastfeeding Warnings

It is unknown if there is sufficient systemic absorption with topical use of this drug to have detectable quantities in breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have a harmful effect on the infant.

Caution is recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Data not available The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Clioquinol-Hydrocortisone (clioquinol-hydrocortisone topical)." Allscripts Pharmaceutical Company, Vernon Hills, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Clioquinol-Hydrocortisone (clioquinol-hydrocortisone topical)." Allscripts Pharmaceutical Company, Vernon Hills, IL.

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