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Racepinephrine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Racepinephrine is also known as: Asthmanefrin, Micronefrin, Nephron, S2 Inhalant

Medically reviewed on December 11, 2017

Racepinephrine Pregnancy Warnings

Racepinephrine has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Racemic epinephrine is a 1:1 mixture of the dextrorotatory Dextrorotatory (D) and Levorotatory (L) isomers of epinephrine. The L form (epinephrine) is the active component. Epinephrine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity when epinephrine was given in doses approximately 25 times the usual recommended human dose (on a per kg basis). There are no reports of teratogenicity in humans. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Epinephrine is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

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Racepinephrine Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of racepinephrine into human milk. Racemic epinephrine is a 1:1 mixture of the dextrorotatory Dextrorotatory (D) and Levorotatory (L) isomers of epinephrine. The L form (epinephrine) is the active component. The manufacturer of epinephrine states that epinephrine is excreted into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious adverse effects 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. S2 Inhalant (racepinephrine)." Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Orlando, FL.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. S2 Inhalant (racepinephrine)." Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Orlando, FL.

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