American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Treprostinil Injection for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Treprostinil Injection used for?
Treprostinil is a prostacyclin vasodilator indicated for: Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; WHO Group 1) to diminish symptoms associated with exercise. Studies establishing effectiveness included patients with NYHA Functional Class II-IV symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (58%), PAH associated with congenital systemic-to-pulmonary shunts (23%), or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (19%) (1.1) Patients who require transition from epoprostenol, to reduce the rate of clinical deterioration. The risks and benefits of each drug should be carefully considered prior to transition. (1.2) 1.1 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treprostinil is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH; WHO Group 1) to diminish symptoms associated with exercise. Studies establishing effectiveness included patients with NYHA Functional Class II-IV symptoms and etiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH (58%), PAH associated with congenital systemic-to -pulmonary shunts (23%), or PAH associated with connective tissue diseases (19%) [see Clinical Studies (14.1)]. 1.2 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients Requiring Transition from Epoprostenol In patients with PAH requiring transition from epoprostenol, treprostinil is indicated to diminish the rate of clinical deterioration. Consider the risks and benefits of each drug prior to transition.
Is Treprostinil Injection usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Treprostinil Injection contains Treprostinil as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Treprostinil but we do have analysis of Treprostinil, which is used in manufacturing of Treprostinil Injection. You can get a good idea about Treprostinil Injection usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Treprostinil Injection Breastfeeding Analsys
CAS Number: 81846-19-7
One patient taking treprostinil breastfed her infant for one year without any complications. If treprostinil is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, until more data are available, treprostinil should only be used with careful monitoring during breastfeeding.
I already used Treprostinil Injection and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
We are not completely sure about safety of Treprostinil Injection in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Treprostinil Injection. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Treprostinil Injection, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Treprostinil Injection safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Treprostinil Injection, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Treprostinil Injection in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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