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Safe skin treatment during pregnancy

Baby might kick some of the skin creams and treatments you’ve been using for years to the curb. Check out how the FDA’s pharmaceutical categories for pregnant women break down: Category A Drugs: Human and animal studies show no risk to the fetus. Take ‘em: Prenatal vitamins, folic acid Category B Drugs: Animal studies have...

eye-creamBaby might kick some of the skin creams and treatments you’ve been using for years to the curb. Check out how the FDA’s pharmaceutical categories for pregnant women break down:
Category A Drugs: Human and animal studies show no risk to the fetus.
Take ‘em: Prenatal vitamins, folic acid
Category B Drugs: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect but human studies demonstrate no risk.
You’re safe with: Azelaic acid, prednisone
Category C Drugs: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect. No adequate human studies have been performed but benefits outweigh risks*.
You’re safe with: Tretinoin, topical retinoids
Category D Drugs: Evidence exists of human fetal risk but potential benefits outweigh risks.
You’re safe with: Tetracycline
Category X Drugs: Animal and human studies demonstrate fetal abnormalities. Risks outweigh any potential benefits.
Avoid It: Isotretinoin, thalidomide
*Most drugs are classified as Category C as a general precaution

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