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Is it ok to take cortisone in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take cortisone in pregnancy?

Risk versus benefit: We would ideally like to avoid all medications in people who are pregnant. If the benefit is necessary, corticosteroids can be used in people. This can be done safely in people but interestingly not in certain animals. If you need to take corticosteroids then it is safe with pregnancy. We always are cautious with the use of corticosteroids in anybody pregnant or otherwise. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to get cortisone shots in my wrists during my pregnancy?

Steroids: The corticosteroid is absorbed into your system and you must check with your obstetrician before considering these injections or before taking any type of medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get cortisone shot for cystic acne during pregnancy?

CORTISONE: Cortisone shots if it needs to be given, it should not be during the first trimester of pregnancy. It might affect the baby no matter how small the dose ...Read more

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Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Is it true a cortisone/steroid shot in shoulder can affect my baby lungs? I'm 6 months pregnant and I been looking for information to make sure it's safe during pregnancy, since I don't see my OGYN till the 15th and Ortho appt this week for the shot.

Steroid shots: Steroid injections like Dexamethasone and Betamethasone are given to pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery to help the babies lung mature faster. It is beneficial to give steroids in these circumstances. Cortisone is a different steroid and is not used for this purpose. If your doctor thinks that it is an appropriate use for your shoulder then it can be given. ...Read more

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Why are some doctors telling me it's safe to get cortisone injections for cystic acne while trying to conceive and in pregnancy and some say it is not?

May not be safe: Adequate studies are not done. However, cortisone crosses the placenta and there may be an association between cleft palate in infants and first trimester use of systemic corticosteroid. Also, there may be fetal growth retardation. Given, the short duration of pregnancy, I would refrain from using Cortisone injections until after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Is it possible for you to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for a allergic reaction during pregnancy?

Category C: Which means: Animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies OR no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recommendations, topical application would be generally safe, safer towards second and third trimesters, don't exceed recommended dosage ...Read more

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Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Can i take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) should be used first. If that doesn't work, an injection may be considered. ...Read more

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How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

Cortisone injection : Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working. ?

How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working. ?

Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone vary. Not all joint pain responds to cortisone -- if you have no improvement in 5-7 days, i would contact the physician who performed the injection. ...Read more

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