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Deferiprone Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Deferiprone is also known as: Ferriprox

Medically reviewed on Dec 7, 2017

Deferiprone Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies showed malformations and fetal death at doses much lower than human clinical doses. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category D: Drugs which have caused, are suspected to have caused or may be expected to cause, an increased incidence of human fetal malformations or irreversible damage. These drugs may also have adverse pharmacological effects. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

US FDA pregnancy category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Use is contraindicated. (AU, UK)
Use should be avoided. (US)

AU TGA pregnancy category: D
US FDA pregnancy category: D

Comments:
-Advise women to avoid pregnancy while using; contraception is encouraged.
-If used during pregnancy, or the patient becomes pregnant, apprise the patient of potential harm to the fetus.

See references

Deferiprone Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is contraindicated. (AU, UK)
Use should be avoided. (US)

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Unknown

Comments:
-If treatment is unavoidable, breastfeeding should be stopped.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Ferriprox (deferiprone)." ApoPharma USA Inc, Rockville, MD.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Ferriprox (deferiprone)." ApoPharma USA Inc, Rockville, MD.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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