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Obeticholic acid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Obeticholic acid is also known as: Ocaliva

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 26, 2018.

Obeticholic acid Pregnancy Warnings

Use should be avoided.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk Summary: Limited data available in pregnant women are not sufficient to inform of a drug-related risk.

Animal models have failed to show evidence of fetal harm or abnormalities at 6 to 13 times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 10 mg. Lower fetal body weight, increased early/late resorptions and decreased viable fetuses were observed at levels approaching maternal toxicity. There are limited 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.

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Obeticholic acid Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the effects on milk production.

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

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

Comment: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Ocaliva (obeticholic acid)." Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New York, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Ocaliva (obeticholic acid)." Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New York, NY.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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