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Ranibizumab ophthalmic Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ranibizumab ophthalmic is also known as: Lucentis

Ranibizumab ophthalmic Pregnancy Warnings

Ranibizumab has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have demonstrated skeletal abnormalities in fetuses with trough exposures up to 13 times higher than predicted Cmax levels with a single eye treatment in humans, but these abnormalities were not seen at doses which resulted in trough exposures equivalent to a single eye treatment in humans. It is not known whether ranibizumab administered to a pregnant woman can cause fetal harm or affect reproduction. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Since ranibizumab may pose a risk to embryo-fetal development and reproductive capacity, it should be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Ranibizumab ophthalmic Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ranibizumab into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, and because the potential for absorption and harm to infant growth and development exists, caution is recommended if ranibizumab is administered to a nursing woman.

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