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Is it okay to get a corticosteroid shot while pregnant?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your Doc

The use of any medication involves risk.
The use of a medication in pregnancy involve some added risk b/c of the fetus. The decision to use a medication in pregnancy needs to be balanced between the risk of the medication used and the risk of not using the medication.

In brief: Talk to your Doc

The use of any medication involves risk.
The use of a medication in pregnancy involve some added risk b/c of the fetus. The decision to use a medication in pregnancy needs to be balanced between the risk of the medication used and the risk of not using the medication.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

In general when you are pregnant we use as few medications as possible and work with your OB to get clearance on the ones we use.
Corticosteroids in pregnant animals can cause problems in the offspring, but corticosteroids in pregnant people do not. Always be certain that when you use corticosteroids in all people that it is necessary, because they can have long term consequences.

In brief: It depends

In general when you are pregnant we use as few medications as possible and work with your OB to get clearance on the ones we use.
Corticosteroids in pregnant animals can cause problems in the offspring, but corticosteroids in pregnant people do not. Always be certain that when you use corticosteroids in all people that it is necessary, because they can have long term consequences.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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