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Daclizumab use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Daclizumab: Zinbryta, Zenapax

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 7, 2021.

Daclizumab Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of daclizumab during breastfeeding. Because daclizumab 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, daclizumab should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. Some authors recommend avoiding breastfeeding with daclizumab.[1,2]

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.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Multiple Sclerosis) Glatiramer, Immune Globulin, Interferon Beta

References

1.
Cree BA. Update on reproductive safety of current and emerging disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013;19:835–43. [PubMed: 23319073]
2.
Almas S, Vance J, Baker T, et al. Management of multiple sclerosis in the breastfeeding mother. Mult Scler Int. 2016;2016:6527458. [PMC free article: PMC4757692] [PubMed: 26966579]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Daclizumab

CAS Registry Number

152923-56-3

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized

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