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It is unknown if CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) passes through human breast milk. However, it does pass through the breast milk of rats, and it is expected that it would probably pass through human breast milk as well. Because of the unknown risks, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take CellCept while breastfeeding.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take CellCept?At this time, it is unknown if CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer recommends that women should not breastfeed while taking this medication. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or planning to start, talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking CellCept.
More Information About CellCept and BreastfeedingThere is no information available on the use of CellCept while breastfeeding, as the medication has not been studied in women who are nursing. The drug has been shown to pass through the breast milk of rats, however, and based on the properties of the drug, it is expected to pass through human breast milk to some degree. However, it is not known how much (if any) CellCept would pass to a nursing infant, or if the medicine would harm a nursing child.
- Signs of infection, such as fever, runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Problems feeding
- Excessive crying.