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Von Willebrand Factor use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Von Willebrand Factor: Wilate, Optivate, Alphanate, Humate-P, Vonvendi, Wilstart, Dried Factor VIII Fraction Type 8Y, Haemate P, Wilfactin

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 5, 2020.

Von Willebrand Factor Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the clinical use of von Willebrand factor during breastfeeding. Because it is a large protein molecule, the amount in milk is likely to be very low and absorption is unlikely because it is probably destroyed in the infant's gastrointestinal tract. Until more data become available, von Willebrand factor should be used with caution during breastfeeding, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

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

Von Willebrand Factor

CAS Registry Number

109319-16-6

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Lactation
  • Blood Coagulation Factors
  • Coagulants

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