Topical corticosteroid use during pregnancy

Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Gideon Koren

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Question: Some of my pregnant patients have been prescribed various potencies of topical corticosteroids. Do these carry the same fetal risks as systemic corticosteroids? Answer: Pregnant women can be reassured that there is no apparent increased risk of adverse fetal effects when using topical corticosteroids during pregnancy, although some data do suggest fetal growth restriction with more potent topical corticosteroids. Overall, women should be prescribed the lowest potency required whenever possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-644
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012


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