Sumatriptan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Sumatriptan is also known as: Alsuma, Imitrex, Imitrex Nasal, Imitrex Statdose, Sumavel DosePro, Zecuity

Sumatriptan Pregnancy Warnings

One review article has stated that "Available literature to date indicates that exposure to sumatriptan during pregnancy has no additional risk of birth defects compared with the incidence in the general population."

Sumatriptan has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of decreased fetal body weight, embryolethality, and cervicothoracic vascular defects. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Sumatriptan should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Sumatriptan Breastfeeding Warnings

Sumatriptan is excreted into human breast milk. Caution is advised when considering the administration of sumatriptan to a nursing woman. The American Academy of Pediatrics has no position on the use of sumatriptan during breast-feeding.

Infant exposure to sumatriptan can be minimized by avoiding breastfeeding for twelve hours after treatment with sumatriptan.

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