Prednisolone in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: C*
Class: Hormones / Adrenal agents

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

Prednisolone is the biologically active form of prednisone (see Prednisone). The placenta can oxidize prednisolone to inactive prednisone or less active cortisone (see Cortisone).

[*Risk factor D if used in 1st trimester.]

Breast Feeding Summary

See Prednisone.

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