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Interferon gamma-1b Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Interferon gamma-1b is also known as: Actimmune

Medically reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

Interferon gamma-1b Pregnancy Warnings

Interferon gamma-1b has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of abortifacient properties in primates at 100 times the human dose. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. The manufacturer recommends using interferon gamma-1b with caution during pregnancy when potential benefit outweighs fetal risk.

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Interferon gamma-1b Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of interferon gamma-1b into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse reactions 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. Actimmune (interferon gamma-1b)" Genenetech, South San Francisco, CA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Actimmune (interferon gamma-1b)" Genenetech, South San Francisco, CA.

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