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Zoster vaccine, inactivated Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Zoster vaccine, inactivated is also known as: Shingrix

Medically reviewed on March 12, 2018.

Zoster vaccine, inactivated Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies showed no adverse effects on fetal or pre-weaning development when administered prior to mating, during gestation, and during lactation, and no vaccine related fetal malformations or variations. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

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.

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during pregnancy.

US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned

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Zoster vaccine, inactivated Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation.

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

Comments:
-Data are not available to assess the effects of this drug on the infant or on milk production.
-The development and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered as well as any potential adverse effects on the infant.

Animal studies showed no adverse effects on fetal or pre-weaning development when administered prior to mating, during gestation, and during lactation.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Shingrix (zoster vaccine, inactivated)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Shingrix (zoster vaccine, inactivated)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Further information

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