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Micafungin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Micafungin is also known as: Mycamine

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 15, 2019.

Micafungin Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity. Micafungin administered IV to pregnant rabbits on days 6 to 18 of gestation resulted in visceral abnormalities (including abnormal lobation of the lung, levocardia, retrocaval ureter, anomalous right subclavian artery, dilatation of the ureter) and increased abortion at doses (32 mg/kg) equal to about 4 times the recommended human dose (based on body surface area comparison). There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

FDA pregnancy category: C

Micafungin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk.

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Micafungin Breastfeeding Warnings

Caution is recommended.

Excretion into human milk: Unknown
Excretion into animal milk: Unknown

The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Mycamine (micafungin)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Mycamine (micafungin)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.

Further information

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