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Succimer Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Succimer is also known as: Chemet

Medically reviewed on January 25, 2018

Succimer Pregnancy Warnings

Succimer has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. High-dose animal studies have showed evidence of fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Succimer is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Succimer Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of succimer into human milk. The effects in the nursing infant are unknown. Because many drugs and heavy metals are excreted into human milk, the manufacturer recommends that nursing mothers requiring succimer be discouraged from nursing.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Chemet (succimer)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Chemet (succimer)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.

Further information

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