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Triamcinolone topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Triamcinolone topical is also known as: Aricin, Aristocort A, Aristocort R, Cinalog, Cinolar, Delta-Tritex, DermacinRx Silazone, DermacinRx Trizapak, Dermasorb TA, Flutex, Juulissa Pharmapak, Kenalog, Kenalog in Orabase, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Rx Triamcinolone, SilaLite Pak, Treziopak, Triacet, Trianex, Triderm

Medically reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Triamcinolone topical Pregnancy Warnings

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

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comments: Topical corticosteroids should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts or for extended periods of time.

Animal studies have shown the more potent corticosteroids to be teratogenic after dermal application. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women on the teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids.

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.

See references

Triamcinolone topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

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

Comments:
-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.
-Topical steroids should not be applied to the breasts prior to breastfeeding.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Kenalog (triamcinolone topical)." Westwood Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation, Buffalo, NY.
  3. "Product Information. Aristocort Topical (triamcinolone topical)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Aristocort Topical (triamcinolone topical)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
  2. "Product Information. Kenalog (triamcinolone topical)." Westwood Squibb Pharmaceutical Corporation, Buffalo, NY.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Further information

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