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is it safe to take pimecrolimus in pregnancy?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Category c, unknown risk in humans during pregnancy or breast feeding. Animal studies have suggested risks. It is a topical drug but common side effects suggest absorbtion. Risk will have to be weighed against benefits by the patient and her doctor.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
Probably: While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies. However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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