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Is it safe to use azelex (azelaic acid) during pregnancy. I've read articles that say yes and some that say no. ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Azelex (azelaic acid)

According to epocrates, pregnancy category b "animal studies show no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not available/do not confirm; no evidence of 2nd/3rd trimester risk; fetal harm possible but unlikely".
Caution advised if breast feeding due to inadequate literature availability for assessing risk. Weigh possible risks against benefits.

In brief: Azelex (azelaic acid)

According to epocrates, pregnancy category b "animal studies show no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not available/do not confirm; no evidence of 2nd/3rd trimester risk; fetal harm possible but unlikely".
Caution advised if breast feeding due to inadequate literature availability for assessing risk. Weigh possible risks against benefits.
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