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Pregnant daughter in law was prescribed methylprednisolone for skin rash 4mg dose pack by her ob. what are the risks to the pregnanancy.

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Dr. Uzma Chaudhry answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Methylprednisolone is a category c drug. There are adverse fetal effects in animals, but there are no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies. So basically the risk is unknown in humans.

Answered Jun 28, 2014

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Dr. Anthony Filly answered

Specializes in Radiology

There is a loose and controversial association with cleft lip/palate but only with high doses, not a little dose pack for skin rash. I think she'll be fine.

Answered Feb 22, 2013

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

This medication has been studied in pregnancy & found to be relatively safe when used as directed. Pulsed use (med pack) provides little more than an increase of stress steroids produced naturally by human adrenal glands on a daily basis.

Answered Feb 22, 2013

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