Rifaximin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Rifaximin is also known as: Xifaxan
Rifaximin Pregnancy Warnings
Rifaximin has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity at doses that caused maternal toxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Rifaximin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefits outweigh risks.
Rifaximin Breastfeeding Warnings
There are no data on the excretion of rifaximin into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
- Rifaximin use while Breastfeeding (in more detail)
- rifaximin Consumer Information
- Pregnancy Support Group
- FDA Pregnancy Categories
- Medicine use during Pregnancy
- Medicine use while Breastfeeding
- Safe Medications during Breastfeeding
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