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Efalizumab Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Efalizumab is also known as: Raptiva

Efalizumab Pregnancy Warnings

Healthcare providers are encouraged to enroll patients who become pregnant while taking efalizumab (or within six weeks of discontinuing the drug) in the Raptiva pregnancy registry.

Efalizumab has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have not been performed. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Efalizumab should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

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Efalizumab Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of efalizumab into human milk. Because maternal immunoglobulins are known to be present in the milk of lactating mothers, and animal data suggest the potential for adverse effects from efalizumab in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Raptiva (efalizumab)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.
  2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Raptiva (efalizumab)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.

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