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Foscarnet Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Foscarnet is also known as: Foscavir

Foscarnet Pregnancy Warnings

Foscarnet has been assigned to pregnancy category C. Animal studies revealed evidence of teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. Foscarnet should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Foscarnet Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of foscarnet into human milk. It is excreted into the milk of rats, resulting in maternal milk concentrations 3 times greater than maternal blood concentrations. Some experts have recommended that due to the potential toxicity in nursing infants, mothers should not breast-feed during foscarnet treatment. In addition, HIV-infected mothers should not breast-feed their infants due to the risk of transmission of HIV via breast milk.

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