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Pulmozyme and Breastfeeding

Studies on Pulmozyme and breastfeeding in monkeys showed that the drug passed through breast milk; however, the drug was injected in these cases. Because Pulmozyme is typically inhaled and not injected, it is unlikely to pass through breast milk in amounts large enough to cause a problem. Despite this, if you are taking Pulmozyme and breastfeeding at the same time, watch for any side effects in your child.

Pulmozyme and Breastfeeding: An Overview

It is not known if Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) is passed through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or are thinking of breastfeeding while taking the drug, make sure to let your healthcare provider know.

Pulmozyme and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Pulmozyme (when given by injection) passes through breast milk in small amounts in monkeys. No research has been done to see if the drug is passed through breast milk in humans. However, if it does pass through, it is unlikely to occur in significant amounts, because it is inhaled into the lungs. Since medications must reach the bloodstream before they can pass through breast milk, it is likely that very little (if any) Pulmozyme would pass through. If your healthcare provider recommends taking Pulmozyme while breastfeeding, be sure to watch for any side effects in your child.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Pulmozyme and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Pulmozyme and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Pulmozyme and breastfeeding that is right for you.
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