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Teriparatide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Teriparatide is also known as: Forteo

Teriparatide Pregnancy Warnings

In animal studies, this drug increased skeletal deviations and variations in offspring at doses more than 60 times the equivalent human dose, produced mild growth retardation, and reduced motor activity in offspring at doses more than 120 times the equivalent human dose. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

AU TGA pregnancy category B3: Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human fetus having been observed. Studies in animals have shown evidence of an increased occurrence of fetal damage, the significance of which is considered uncertain in humans.

US 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.

UK: Use is contraindicated.
AU, US: Use is not recommended.

AU TGA pregnancy category: B3
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Comment:
-Animal studies have shown that this drug has the potential for tumorigenicity.

See references

Teriparatide Breastfeeding Warnings

UK: Use is contraindicated.
AU, US: Use should be avoided.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

Comment:
-Animal studies have shown that this drug has the potential for tumorigenicity.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  2. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia "APPGuide online. Australian prescription products guide online. Available from: URL: http://www.appco.com.au/appguide/default.asp." ([2006]):
  3. "Product Information. Forteo (teriparatide)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia "APPGuide online. Australian prescription products guide online. Available from: URL: http://www.appco.com.au/appguide/default.asp." ([2006]):
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Forteo (teriparatide)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

Further information

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