Pregnancy is always a special situation where every action or side effect of the drug varies when compared to a situation of a non-pregnant patient. It is not only because the pregnant woman's metabolism differs due to the hormonal and other changes happened to her, but also because every medicine or its metabolite passes to the baby and shows its action there. The only thing is, be cautious, attentive and well supervised when you take any single drug in pregnancy. The interactions can vary in pregnancy, and the dosage may differ as well. Strict supervision of the Physician is mandatory. Now let us know what happens when pregnant woman takes Hydrocortisone drug.
Application of pregnancy is only possible when the intended benefits to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus, it is recommended to use the minimum dose and short-term therapy. Children whose mothers during pregnancy were receiving hydrocortisone are subject to careful monitoring for signs of adrenal insufficiency.
If necessary, use during lactation should decide on the termination of breastfeeding.
In experimental studies have shown that GCS can cause malformations of the fetus. Currently there is no clear evidence of these data in humans.
When a drug is taken when the patient is breast feeding, a part of the drug is secreted in her breast milk and is passed to the baby. The dosage of the medicine to mother and baby are different, and many drugs actions are side effects when you take them without a disease, and what if you the baby takes them without a disease? What if the drug is contraindicated in newborns, infants or children? So, breastfeeding is a very alarming situation when the mother is on medications. Ask your Physician or Pediatrician about the effect of the drug on the baby and how much is excreted in breast milk and if it harms the baby! The below information is the Hydrocortisone drug mechanism related to breastfeeding.
There are no data on the excretion of hydrocortisone into human milk. Some corticosteroids are excreted into human milk in small amounts. The manufacturer recommends against the use of pharmacologic doses of hydrocortisone by nursing women.
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