Bortezomib Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bortezomib is also known as: Velcade

Bortezomib Pregnancy Warnings

Bortezomib has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of significant decreases in fetal weight, significant post-implant loss, and a decrease in the number of live fetuses. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Bortezomib should only be given during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

Women of childbearing age should avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with bortezomib.

Bortezomib Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of bortezomib into human milk. The manufacturer has stated that patients should be advised to avoid breast-feeding during treatment with bortezomib.

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