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Rifabutin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Rifabutin is also known as: Mycobutin

Rifabutin Pregnancy Warnings

Rifabutin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity, although some studies demonstrated a decrease in fetal viability and an increase in fetal skeletal variants. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Rifabutin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Rifabutin Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of rifabutin into human milk. Due to the potential for serious adverse effects in nursing infants, the decision should be made to either discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug based on the importance of the therapy to the mother.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Mycobutin (rifabutin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Mycobutin (rifabutin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.

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