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Fingolimod use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Fingolimod: Gilenya

Fingolimod Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because there is no published experience with fingolimod during breastfeeding, it should be avoided during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1][2][3]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Glatiramer Acetate, Interferon Beta

References

1. Bove R, Alwan S, Friedman JM et al. Management of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy and the reproductive years: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124:1157-68. PMID: 25415167

2. Cree BA. Update on reproductive safety of current and emerging disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013;19:835-43. PMID: 23319073

3. Houtchens MK, Kolb CM. Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy: Therapeutic considerations. J Neurol. 2013;260:1202-14. PMID: 22926165

Fingolimod Identification

Substance Name

Fingolimod

CAS Registry Number

162359-55-9

Drug Class

Immunosuppressive Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

822

Last Revision Date

20150310

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