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Alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor is also known as: Aralast, Aralast NP, Glassia, Prolastin, Prolastin-C, Zemaira

Medically reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have not been performed. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category B2: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage.

US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B2
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

Comments:
-There is no data on use in pregnant women to know this drugs risks, including the risk of fetal harm or reproductive effects.

See references

Alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comments:
-There is no information on the presence of this drug in human milk, the effects on a breastfed infant, or effects on milk production.
-Consider the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding along with the mother's clinical need for this medication as well as any potential adverse effects from this drug or the underlying maternal condition.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Prolastin-C (alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor)." Grifols USA LLC, Los Angeles, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Glassia (alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor)." Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Prolastin-C (alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor)." Grifols USA LLC, Los Angeles, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Glassia (alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor)." Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL.

Further information

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