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Is it safe to use proactive for acne while I am pregnant?

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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

The active ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide which is considered a pregnancy category c medication.
This means that essentially it is unknown if there is an adverse outcome in pregnancy as there have not been any human studies performed. If the acne is something you can live with, i would recommend just using soap and water and avoiding medication. Or go to see a dermatologist.

In brief: Unknown

The active ingredient in proactive is benzoyl peroxide which is considered a pregnancy category c medication.
This means that essentially it is unknown if there is an adverse outcome in pregnancy as there have not been any human studies performed. If the acne is something you can live with, i would recommend just using soap and water and avoiding medication. Or go to see a dermatologist.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Proactive

Proactive contains benzoyl peroxide(bp).
BP is a pregnancy category c. This means that animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vrs maternal benefit. I would not recommend that you use proactive.

In brief: Proactive

Proactive contains benzoyl peroxide(bp).
BP is a pregnancy category c. This means that animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vrs maternal benefit. I would not recommend that you use proactive.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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