Hydroctin Pregnancy

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Pregnancy of Hydroctin in details

infoPregnancy 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.

Hydroctin 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. Hydroctin should be given during pregnancy only when benefit outweighs risk.

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Hydroctin breastfeeding

infoWhen 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!

There are no data on the excretion of Hydroctin into human milk. Some corticosteroids are excreted into human milk in small amounts. The manufacturer recommends against the use of pharmacologic doses of Hydroctin by nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Zuspan FR, Cordero L, Semchyshyn S "Effects of Hydroctin on lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio." Am J Obstet Gynecol 128 (1977): 571-4
  2. "Product Information. Hydrocortone (Hydroctin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  3. Houlihan CM, Knuppel RA, Vintzileos AM, Guo JZ, Hahn DW "The effect of specific hormones on fibrinolysis in pregnancy." Am J Obstet Gynecol 175 (1996): 168-72
  4. Wilson EA, Jawad MJ "Stimulation of human chorionic gonadotropin secretion by glucocorticoids." Am J Obstet Gynecol 142 (1982): 344-9
  5. Whitt GG, Buster JE, Killam AP, Scragg WH "A comparison of two glucocorticoid regimens for acceleration of fetal lung maturation in premature labor." Am J Obstet Gynecol 124 (1976): 479-82
  6. Tan SL, Balen A, el Hussein E, Campbell S, Jacobs HS "The administration of glucocorticoids for the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in in vitro fertilization: a prospectiv randomized study." Fertil Steril 58 (1992): 378-83

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Hydrocortone (Hydroctin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.



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