Primaquine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Primaquine Pregnancy Warnings

Primaquine has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy and there are no case reports of congenital defects. There is a theoretical risk of hemolytic anemia in a G6PD-deficient fetus. Some experts recommend that primaquine be avoided in pregnancy because the G6PD status of the fetus cannot be determined. Primaquine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Primaquine Breastfeeding Warnings

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

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