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Sunday, April 12, 2009

A & D Ointment

12:47 PM

Dermatological agent

Helps treat acne and prevent diaper rash.


Change wet and soiled diapers promptly, cleanse the diaper area and allow to dry, use if needed.

Category A

Side Effects:
Unknown. Warning: Use externally only, avoid getting into eyes.

Pregnancy Risk Categories defined:

A: Studies in pregnant women failed to show a risk to the fetus in the first trimester - with no evidence of risk in the later trimesters.

B: Animals studies indicate no adverse effect to the fetus, but there are no adequate, clinical studies in pregnant women.

C: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus, but there are no adequate, clinical studies in humans. Despite potential risks, the drug may be useful in pregnant women.

D: There is evidence of risk to the human fetus, but the potential benefits of use in pregnant women may be acceptable, despite potential risks.

X: Studies in animals or humans show fetal abnormalities, or adverse reaction reports indicate evidence of fetal risk. Warning: the risks involved clearly outweigh any potential benefit from using the drug in pregnant women, regardless of trimester.

NR: Not rated (i.e., no information available at this time as to the potential risks or benefits).

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