Telbivudine use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Telbivudine: Tyzeka

Telbivudine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Telbivudine has not been studied in nursing mothers being treated for hepatitis B infection. In a 2010 survey, 226 physicians with a practice interest in liver disease in the United States responded. Of these, 31% stated that they recommend breastfeeding for their patients with hepatitis B who are taking antiviral therapy, 44% stated that they do not recommend breastfeeding during antiviral therapy and 25% stated that they were unsure.[1]

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

(Hepatitis B) Interferon Alfa, Lamivudine, Tenofovir

References

1. Ahn J, Salem SB, Cohen SM. Evaluation and management of hepatitis B in pregnancy: a survey of current practices. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2010;6:570-8. PMID: 21088746

Telbivudine Identification

Substance Name

Telbivudine

CAS Registry Number

3424-98-4

Drug Class

Antiviral Agents

Anti-Retroviral Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

838

Last Revision Date

20140801

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