Skip to Content

Etanercept Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Etanercept is also known as: Enbrel

Etanercept Pregnancy Warnings

Etanercept has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Developmental toxicity studies performed in rats and rabbits at doses ranging from 60 to 100-fold higher than the human dose have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus. Data from human pregnancy studies are not available. Etanercept is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

A pregnancy registry has been established to monitor outcomes of pregnant women. Physicians are encouraged to register patients by calling: 1-877-311-8972.

See references

Etanercept Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of etanercept into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that because many drugs and immunoglobulins are excreted in human milk and 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.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Enbrel (etanercept)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Enbrel (etanercept)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

See Also...

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Wolters Kluwer Health and is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This drug information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Multum Information Services, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. Copyright 2000-2008 Multum Information Services, Inc. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.