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Golimumab use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Golimumab: Simponi, Simponi Aria

Golimumab Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of golimumab during breastfeeding. Because golimumab is a large protein molecule with a molecular weight of about 150,000, the amount in milk is likely to be very low and absorption is unlikely because it is probably destroyed in the infant's gastrointestinal tract. Some experts feel that the drug is probably safe during nursing.[1][2] Until more data become available, golimumab should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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.

Possible Effects on Lactation

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Adalimumab, Certolizumab, Infliximab, (Rheumatoid Arthritis) Adalimumab, Certolizumab, Etanercept, Infliximab

References

1. Hassid B, Mahadevan U. The use of biologic therapy in pregnancy: a gastroenterologist's perspective. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2014;26:347-53. PMID: 24625373

2. Nielsen OH, Maxwell C, Hendel J. IBD medications during pregnancy and lactation. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;11:116-27. PMID: 23897285

Golimumab Identification

Substance Name

Golimumab

CAS Registry Number

476181-74-5

Drug Class

  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

751

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2014-04-01

Disclaimer

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