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Canakinumab Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Canakinumab is also known as: Ilaris

Canakinumab Pregnancy Warnings

Canakinumab has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of delays in fetal skeletal development. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Canakinumab should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

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Canakinumab Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of canakinumab into human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, the manufacturer recommends caution when canakinumab is administered to a nursing woman.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Ilaris (canakinumab)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Ilaris (canakinumab)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

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