Belimumab Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Belimumab is also known as: Benlysta

Belimumab Pregnancy Warnings

Belimumab has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to revealed evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. The manufacturer recommends that women of childbearing potential should use adequate contraception during treatment with belimumab and for at least 4 months after the final treatment. Pregnancy Registry: To monitor maternal fetal outcomes of pregnant women exposed to belimumab, a pregnancy registry has been established. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to register patients and pregnant women are encouraged to enroll themselves by calling 1-877-681-6296.

Belimumab Breastfeeding Warnings

There is no data on the excretion of belimumab into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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