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Ozanimod use while Breastfeeding

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 14, 2023.

Drugs containing Ozanimod: Zeposia

Ozanimod Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Although ozanimod and its active metabolites are highly bound in maternal plasma and unlikely to reach the breastmilk in large amounts, it is potentially toxic to the breastfed infant. Because there is no published experience with ozanimod during breastfeeding, expert opinion generally recommends that the closely related drug fingolimod should be avoided during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1-6] However, the manufacturer's labeling does not recommend against the use of ozanimod in breastfeeding.

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.

References

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Cree BA. Update on reproductive safety of current and emerging disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013;19:835–43. [PubMed: 23319073]
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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]
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Kaplan TB. Management of demyelinating disorders in pregnancy. Neurol Clin. 2019;37:17–30. [PubMed: 30470273]
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Dobson R, Dassan P, Roberts M, et al. UK consensus on pregnancy in multiple sclerosis: 'Association of British Neurologists' guidelines. Pract Neurol. 2019;19:106–14. [PubMed: 30612100]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Ozanimod

CAS Registry Number

1306760-87-1

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Immunosuppressive Agents

Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Receptor Modulators

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