Pregnancy of Hydrocortisone in details
Hydrocortisone has not been assigned to an FDA pregnancy category. Animal studies involving corticosteroids have revealed evidence of an increased incidence of cleft palate in offspring. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy, however, corticosteroids have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of teratogenicity. Hydrocortisone should be given during pregnancy only when benefit outweighs risk.
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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- FDA Pharm Classes. "FDA Pharmacological Classification: FDA published a final rule that amended the requirements for the content and format of approved labeling (prescribing information) for human prescription drug and biological products in January 2006.". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/DataStan... (accessed September 18, 2017).
Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology