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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Is it safe to use Obagi Clenziderm products when pregnant?

 goodluckmich - Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:31 pm

Dear doctors,

I am planning to become pregnant and would like to know if the following skin products are still safe to use:

1. Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Daily Care Cream Cleanser ... kin/Detail

2. Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Therapeutic Lotion - BPO 5% ... agi/Detail

3. Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Therapeutic Moisturizer ... kin/Detail

4. Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% ... kin/Detail

5. Revision Intellishade SPF 45 Tinted Moisturizer ... rable.html

Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:42 pm

User avatar Hello,
The agencies that monitor pregnancy exposure risks have assured me that topical treatments for skin are almost always safe in pregnancy. The possible exception would be something containing vitamin A such as retin A, but even then it would require very heavy application for a period of time to absorb enough to be a concern. I can't answer for these particular products but the general rule is that these do not cause any increase in risk for birth defects. Keep in mind that about 3-5% of pregnancies do have birth defects from unknown causes. Sometimes things just don't work out right no matter what you do, but these topical treatments should not increase your risk beyond the "normal".

None of these products appear to be of any concern.

Best wishes.

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