Levonorgestrel Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Levonorgestrel Pregnancy Warnings
Levonorgestrel has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. The are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Levonorgestrel is considered contraindicated during pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel Breastfeeding Warnings
Levonorgestrel is excreted into human milk. However, no adverse effects have been found on breast-feeding performance, either in quality or quantity of the milk, or on the health, growth, or development of the infant. Levonorgestrel is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
References for pregnancy information
- "Product Information. Mirena (levonorgestrel)." Berlex Laboratories, Richmond, CA.
References for breastfeeding information
- "Product Information. Plan B (levonorgestrel)." Women's Capital Corporation, Bellevue, WA.
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