Somatrem use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Somatrem: Protropin
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 9, 2019.
Somatrem Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
Because somatrem is poorly absorbed orally, it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. However, there is no published experience with somatrem during breastfeeding, so 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
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. However, the closely related recombinant human growth hormone, somatropin, has been reported to increase milk production.
Alternate Drugs to Consider
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Human Growth Hormone
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