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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
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
My partner has developed polymorphic eruption in pregnancy after giving birth and we're wondering if mild Cortisone would be safe for breastfeeding?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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