CAS Number: 188062-50-2
Anti-HIV drug which is indicated for children older than 3 mo. The amount excreted into breast milk is minimal. Plasma levels have failed to be found in breastfed infants of treated women Mothers must be adviced that transmission of HIV infection by breastfeeding has been documented. However, mothers treated with Abacavir are at lower risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding.
CAS Number: 188062-50-2
In the United States and other developed countries, HIV-infected mothers should generally not breastfeed their infants. Published experience with abacavir during breastfeeding is limited. In countries in which no acceptable, feasible, sustainable and safe replacement feeding is available, World Health Organization guidelines recommend that all women with an HIV infection who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be maintained on antiretroviral therapy for at least the duration of risk for mother-to-child transmission. Mothers should exclusively breastfeed their infants for the first 6 months of life; breastfeeding with complementary feeding should continue through at least 12 months of life up to 24 months of life. The first choice regimen for nursing mothers is tenofovir, efavirenz and either lamivudine or emtricitabine. If these drugs are unavailable, alternative regimens include: 1) zidovudine, lamivudine and efavirenz; 2) zidovudine, lamivudine and nevirapine; or 3) tenofovir, nevirapine and either lamivudine or emtricitabine. Exclusively breastfed infants should also receive 6 weeks of prophylaxis with nevirapine.
It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Abacavir Sulfate Tablet and have used it then do not panic as Abacavir Sulfate Tablet is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.
Definitely, Abacavir Sulfate Tablet is safe in lactation for baby. No wonder your doctor has recommended it.
No extra baby monitoring required while mother is using Abacavir Sulfate Tablet
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