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Basiliximab use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 17, 2022.

Drugs containing Basiliximab: Simulect

Basiliximab Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of basiliximab during breastfeeding. Because basiliximab is a large protein molecule with a molecular weight of about 144,000 Da, the amount in milk is likely to be very low. It is also likely to be partially destroyed in the infant's gastrointestinal tract and absorption by the infant is probably minimal. Until more data become available, basiliximab should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding be discontinued during basiliximab therapy.

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Basiliximab

CAS Registry Number

179045-86-4

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Milk, Human

Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized

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