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Teriflunomide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Teriflunomide: Aubagio

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 12, 2021.

Teriflunomide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

Because there is no published experience with teriflunomide during breastfeeding, it should be avoided during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.[1][2][3]

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, Methylprednisolone

References

1.
Bove R, Alwan S, Friedman JM et al. Management of multiple sclerosis during pregnancy and the reproductive years: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124:1157-68. [PubMed: 25415167]
2.
Cree BA. Update on reproductive safety of current and emerging disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2013;19:835-43. [PubMed: 23319073]
3.
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

Teriflunomide

CAS Registry Number

163451-81-8

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Immunosuppressive Agents

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