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Decadron Pregnancy


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Is Decadron (Dexamethasone) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits

Decadron (Dexamethasone) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

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  • Taking Decadron (Dexamethasone) if you're pregnant or breast-feeding can harm your unborn baby. If you need to take a systemic corticosteroid during pregnancy, the lowest dose that will help treat your condition should be used for the shortest time, especially during your first trimester. Your doctor will let you know if there are other medicine choices that are safer (e.g. inhaled steroids for asthma).
Source: FDA package insert