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A 21-year-old male asked:

My girlfriend uses a steroid inhaler for her asthma. will this harm our unborn child? or will she be a steroid baby?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No not likely: Although steroid inhalers are category c her doctor obviously felt that the risk of not being on this obviously outweighed any potential problem. If her asthma is dangerous enough to threaten herself as well as baby then it is far more preferable for your girlfriend to be on steroid inhaler then not.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not likely: Inhlaed steroids have very little absorption into a person's bloodstream. Orally taken tablets on the other hand are absorbed. Whatever she is taking, discuss it and all other issues with her ob.

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Last updated Mar 15, 2014

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