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Glatiramer Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Glatiramer is also known as: Copaxone

Glatiramer Pregnancy Warnings

Although these events were not controlled, pregnancy occurred in three women during a clinical trial of glatiramer, and two of these women elected to discontinue therapy and subsequently delivered normal infants. The length of time that glatiramer was used after conception was not reported. One woman chose to have a therapeutic abortion and continued the study.

Glatiramer acetate has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal teratogenic effects. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Glatiramer acetate should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Glatiramer Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of glatiramer into human milk.

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