A Practical Guide to Dermatological Drug Use in Pregnancy

C. Zip, MD, FRCPC

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Skin Therapy Letter. 2006;11(4):1-4. 

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Bacterial Infections

Penicillins, cephalosporins and azithromycin are all pregnancy category B and are generally considered safe in pregnancy. However, a large surveillance study of Michigan Medicaid recipients conducted between 1985 and 1992 observed a possible association between certain cephalosporins (cefaclor, cephalexin, ceftriaxone and cephadrine) and congenital malformations when taken in the first trimester.[5]

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