Rilpivirine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Rilpivirine is also known as: Edurant

Rilpivirine Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of embryofetotoxicity, an effect on reproductive function, or clinically significant teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. To monitor maternal-fetal outcomes of pregnant women exposed to rilpivirine, an Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry has been established. Physicians are encouraged to register patients by calling 1-800-258-4263 (USA). FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

FDA pregnancy category: B Potential benefit should outweigh the potential risk.

Rilpivirine Breastfeeding Warnings

Use of rilpivirine is not recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Due to the potential for HIV transmission and the potential for adverse reactions in nursing infants, mothers should be instructed not to breastfeed if they are receiving rilpivirine. The U.S. Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise HIV-infected women not to breastfeed to avoid postnatal transmission of HIV to a child who may not yet be infected.

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