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Dinutuximab use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Dinutuximab: Unituxin

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 26, 2021.

Dinutuximab Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of dinutuximab during breastfeeding. Because dinutuximab is a large protein molecule with a molecular weight of about 150,000 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, dinutuximab should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding be discontinued during dinutuximab 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

Dinutuximab

CAS Registry Number

1363687-32-4

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized

Antineoplastic Agents

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