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Vemurafenib use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Vemurafenib: Zelboraf

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 28, 2020.

Vemurafenib Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of vemurafenib during breastfeeding. Because vemurafenib is more than 99% bound to plasma proteins, the amount in milk is likely to be low. However, its half-life is 57 hours and it might accumulate in the infant. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding be discontinued during vemurafenib therapy and for 2 weeks after the final dose.

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

Vemurafenib

CAS Registry Number

918504-65-1

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors
  • Signal Transduction Inhibitors
  • Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

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