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Mycophenolate use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Mycophenolate: CellCept

Mycophenolate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because no information is available on the use of mycophenolate during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, 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

The National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry has collected information on 6 mothers (5 kidney and 2 heart transplants) who breastfed 7 infants while taking a mycophenolate product. The maximum time that any of the infants was breastfed was 14 months. None of the infants had any reported adverse reactions.[1]

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

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

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Azathioprine, Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus

References

1. Constantinescu S, Pai A, Coscia LA et al. Breast-feeding after transplantation. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 ;28:1163-73. PMID: 25271063

Mycophenolate Identification

Substance Name

Mycophenolate

CAS Registry Number

128794-94-5; 24280-93-1

Drug Class

Immunosuppressive Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

739

Last Revision Date

20150310

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