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Valrubicin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Valrubicin is also known as: Valstar

Valrubicin Pregnancy Warnings

Valrubicin has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity and teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. The drug is only recommended for use during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.

The manufacturer has recommended that all patients (both male and female) of reproductive age be advised to use an effective method of contraception during the treatment period.

Valrubicin Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of valrubicin into human milk. Because the drug is highly lipophilic and any exposure of infants to valrubicin could pose a serious health risk, discontinuation of nursing before the initiation of valrubicin therapy is recommended.

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