Sirolimus use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Sirolimus: Rapamune
Sirolimus Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Because almost no information is available on the use of sirolimus during breastfeeding, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
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
One infant was reported breastfed (extent not stated) during maternal therapy with sirolimus, tacrolimus and prednisone in unspecified dosages following a kidney-pancreas transplant. The authors who followed the mother knew of no serious side effects in the infant.
Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
1. Bramham K, Chusney G, Lee J et al. Breastfeeding and tacrolimus: Serial monitoring in breast-fed and bottle-fed infants. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;8:563-7. PMID: 23349333
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