Rebif

Rebif Use In Pregnancy & Lactation

interferon beta-1a

Manufacturer:

Merck

Distributor:

Apex Pharma Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in Pregnancy: There is limited information on the use of Rebif in pregnancy. Available data indicates that there may be an increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Therefore initiation of treatment is contraindicated during pregnancy (see Contraindications).
Women of childbearing potential: Women of child-bearing potential should take appropriate contraceptive measures. If the patient becomes pregnant or plans to become pregnant while taking Rebif she should be informed of the potential hazards and discontinuation of therapy should be considered (see Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics under Actions). In patients with a high relapse rate before treatment has started, the risk of a severe relapse following discontinuation of Rebif in the event of pregnancy should be weighed against a possible increased risk of spontaneous abortion.
Use in Lactation: It is not known whether Rebif is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in breast-fed infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue breast-feeding or Rebif therapy.
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