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Tisagenlecleucel Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 2, 2023.

Tisagenlecleucel is also known as: Kymriah

Tisagenlecleucel Pregnancy Warnings

Use is not recommended.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned.

Risk Summary: Based on the mechanism of action of this drug, if the transduced cells cross the placenta, they may cause fetal toxicity, including B-cell lymphocytopenia; therefore, administration is not recommended for women who are pregnant, and pregnancy after administration should be discussed with the treating physician. Report pregnancies to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation at 1-888-669-6682.

-Adequate methods of contraception should be encouraged.
-Verify negative pregnancy status in females of reproductive potential prior to initiating therapy.
-If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential harm to the fetus.
-There are insufficient exposure data to provide a recommendation concerning duration of contraception following treatment with this drug.
-There are no data on the effect of this drug on fertility.

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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Tisagenlecleucel Breastfeeding Warnings

Safety has not been established.

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

-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2017):

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2017):

Further information

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