Sorilux and Pregnancy

Sorilux may not be safe for women who are expecting. The medication is considered a pregnancy Category C drug because it caused various bone abnormalities in the fetuses of pregnant rats and rabbits. Because it is not known if these problems would occur in human fetuses, a healthcare provider may prescribe Sorilux during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Can Pregnant Women Use Sorilux?

Sorilux® (calcipotriene foam) is a prescription psoriasis medication that is applied to the skin. Based on the results of animal studies, this medication may present some risks to the fetus when taken during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown.

What Is Pregnancy Category C?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
In addition, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating.
Because Sorilux is a synthetic form of vitamin D, it is expected that this drug could affect how the body handles calcium. When given to pregnant rabbits and rats, it increased the risk of various bone abnormalities. However, it is unclear whether such problems are possible or likely with human use.
It is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category C medicine may be given to a pregnant woman if the healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
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