Skip to Content
Severe eczema holding you back? Find the right treatment

Deoxycholic acid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Deoxycholic acid is also known as: Kybella

Deoxycholic acid Pregnancy Warnings

The background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. Animal studies did not reveal fetal harm or fertility impairment in rats administered doses up to 5-fold higher than the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD), but missing intermediate lung lobe was noted in rabbits at all dose levels tested including the lowest dose which is 2-fold higher than the MRHD. These effects may be related to maternal toxicity, which was also seen at all dose levels tested. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. 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.

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

See references

Deoxycholic acid Breastfeeding Warnings

Safety has not been established; the benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's need for this drug and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Data not available Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Kybella (deoxycholic acid)." Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Kybella (deoxycholic acid)." Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Wolters Kluwer Health and is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This drug information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Multum Information Services, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. Copyright 2000-2008 Multum Information Services, Inc. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.