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Ferumoxytol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ferumoxytol is also known as: Feraheme

Ferumoxytol Pregnancy Warnings

Ferumoxytol has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. In animal studies, ferumoxytol caused decreased fetal weights and fetal malformations at maternally toxic doses of 13 to 15 times the human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Ferumoxytol should only be given during pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Ferumoxytol Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ferumoxytol into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, the manufacturer recommends that a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue ferumoxytol, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother and the known benefits of nursing.

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