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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can pregnant women 20weeks take becotide (corticosteroid) inhaler for allergy?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Probably: Although there has been no proof that inhaled steroid is harmful for the fetus, budesonide is the only one considered category B for pregnancy. At 20 weeks, most if not all of the fetus' organs are fully formed and thus it is doubtful that much can affect its development. Regardless , losing asthma control poses a much higher risk for both the mother and the baby. Ask for budesonide if worried.
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