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Safety in Lactation: Corticosteroids

9 November 2020There is very limited information on the use of corticosteroids during breastfeeding, although they are likely to be present in milk. Avoid prolonged high dose…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

MedronePfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Medrone
Tablets 2mg, 4mg, 16mg, 100mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from light. Store in airtight containers.
19 February 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Oral

Oral
Yes
Limited published evidence of safety
Doses up to 40mg unlikely to cause adverse effects in the infant
30 July 2020

Parenteral IV, IM, depot injection

Parenteral
IV, IM, depot injection
Hydrocortisone
Limited published evidence of safety regarding IV therapy shows low levels in milk; no published evidence of safety for IM therapy
Consider interrupting breastfeeding for 2- 4 hours after high doses to further reduce exposure
Depot injection unlikely to adversely affect the infant due to its slow release profile
30 July 2020

Local injection

Local injection
Yes
30 July 2020