A 27-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to use metrogel for rosacea throughout pregnancy?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
FDA: Category B: This means that animal reproduction studies have not demonstrated a risk to the fetus but it also means that the studies are limited with a lack of true scientific data supporting safety. The drug does cross the placental barrier and because of this should be avoided unless necessary particularly dieting the first crucial 12 weeks of pregnancy. However others will disagree.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Rosacea: The safety of Metrogel in pregnancy is unknown therefore your dermatologist or OB gyn can recommend an alternative antibacterial agent.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: It should be safe. However, if you have to use large amounts of the gel for acne rosacea throughout the entire pregnancy talk to a dermatologist, a genetic counselor and your obstetrician to determine if potential theoretical risks merit withholding therapy until postpartum or not. Avoid during the first trimester, if possible.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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