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Is it safe to take pimecrolimus in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Probably

While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies.
However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks.

In brief: Probably

While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies.
However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks.
Dr. James Cummings
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Unknown

Category c, unknown risk in humans during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Animal studies have suggested risks. It is a topical drug but common side effects suggest absorbtion. Risk will have to be weighed against benefits by the patient and her doctor.

In brief: Unknown

Category c, unknown risk in humans during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Animal studies have suggested risks. It is a topical drug but common side effects suggest absorbtion. Risk will have to be weighed against benefits by the patient and her doctor.
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