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Cortisone (hydrocortisone) topical

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Cortisone (hydrocortisone) topical to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: SYSTEMIC ABSORPTION UNKNOWN; POSSIBLE RISK OF OROFACIAL CLEFTS WITH SYSTEMIC USE

Nursing:

No Known Risk: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; LIMITED USE MAY POSE LITTLE RISK

An adult over 60:

Giving Cortisone (hydrocortisone) topical to a child under 12:

Warning: PROLONGED OR EXTENSIVE USE MAY LEAD TO SYST.ABSORPTION;MAY AFFECT GROWTH RATE

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