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Ferumoxytol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ferumoxytol is also known as: Feraheme

Ferumoxytol Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies showed fetal malformations and decreased fetal weights at maternally toxic doses; lower doses (approximately twice the human dosage) did not show maternal or fetal effects. No effects on fertility were seen in animal studies. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus. US FDA pregnancy category: C Comments: -Iron deficiency anemia during the first trimester can often be treated with oral iron. -Use is not recommended in women not using adequate contraception. -Treatment with this product should be confined to the second and third trimester if benefit outweighs risk. (UK)

Ferumoxytol Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding 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

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