Omontys and Breastfeeding

Because of the unknown risks of breastfeeding while using Omontys (peginesatide), this drug may not be appropriate for women who want to nurse their child. There has not been any research done on whether the drug passes through breast milk, so women should talk to their healthcare provider about the potential risks before receiving Omontys.

In February 2013, Omontys was pulled from the market (all of the product was recalled) to investigate reports of dangerous allergic reactions, including fatal anaphylactic reactions, which appear to be occurring more frequently than anticipated. This medication will not be available until further notice.

Can Breastfeeding Women Receive Omontys?

Omontys® (peginesatide) is a medication used for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD). At this time, it is not known if the drug passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, talk to your healthcare provider before receiving this drug.

More Information on Omontys and Breastfeeding

Omontys has not been studied in any breastfeeding women, and it is unknown if it passes through breast milk. While this lack of information is frustrating, it is important to keep in mind that studies of medications are rarely done in breastfeeding women, as this would usually expose an infant, who will not directly benefit from the medication, to possible risks.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Omontys use with your healthcare provider. 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 that is right for you.
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