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Cinacalcet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Cinacalcet is also known as: Sensipar

Cinacalcet Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Cinacalcet is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Women who become pregnant during treatment should be encouraged to enroll in the Amgen Pregnancy Surveillance Program. Patients or their physicians should call 1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436) to enroll.

Cinacalcet has been shown to cross the placental barrier in rabbits. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

Cinacalcet Breastfeeding Warnings

Cinacalcet is excreted into the milk of lactating rats with a high milk-to-plasma ratio. Cinacalcet was associated with decreased food consumption and reduced body weight gain of suckling rats.

A decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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