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Anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Brand names: Thymoglobulin

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 23, 2023.

Anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk.

AU TGA pregnancy category: C
US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk Summary: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this drug. It is unknown if this drug can cause fetal harm.

Comments: The manufacturer recommends that women of childbearing potential use effective contraception during and for a minimum of 3 months after treatment.

Animal studies have not been conducted with this drug. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. It is not known whether this drug can cause fetal harm or adversely affect reproductive capacity in humans.

AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

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.

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Anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit) Breastfeeding Warnings

Use should be avoided.

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

Comments: Because other immunoglobulins are excreted in human milk, breastfeeding should be discontinued during therapy.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Product Information. Thymoglobulin (rabbit) (anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit)). Genzyme Corporation.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Product Information. Thymoglobulin (rabbit) (anti-thymocyte globulin (rabbit)). Genzyme Corporation.

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