Is hydroxychloroquine safe to take while breastfeeding

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  1. NeoXtro Well-Known Member

    Is hydroxychloroquine safe to take while breastfeeding


    I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been taking 400 mg of the drug for several months because of an autoimmune disease. My doctor has suggested that it may not be safe for me to breastfeed because I will need to remain on the drug after I deliver.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is usually considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using hydroxychloroquine during pregnancy see Plaquenil and Pregnancy for more information. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Just wondering if anyone is currently on hydroxychloroquine or plaquenil and breast feeding? I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been taking 400 mg of the drug for several months because of an autoimmune disease. My doctor has suggested that it may not be safe for me to breastfeed because I will need to remain on the drug after I deliver.

    Obviously I have to discuss this in more detail with my doctor and pediatrician, but was curious if there is anyone out there. There contradictory reports online - some saying there are no effects and others saying it is not safe.

    Is hydroxychloroquine safe to take while breastfeeding

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  5. The vision of the InfantRisk Center is to create a new body of drug information concerning the safety of medications and their use during pregnancy and lactation. Additionally, the center will expand, enhance and disseminate knowledge regarding the use of medications and other environmental chemicals by pregnant and breastfeeding women worldwide.

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    Small amounts of hydroxychloroquine have been found to enter breast milk. Small studies have reported no harmful effects in infants whose mothers’ breastfed while taking hydroxychloroquine. This includes no evidence of vision, hearing, or growth problems in young children who were followed up to about one year of age. Newer information indicates that infants exposed to hydroxychloroquine during breastfeeding receive only small amounts of the drug in breastmilk. In a small number of infants up to at least 1 year of age, careful follow-up found no adverse effects on growth, vision or hearing. Is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding? Hydroxychloroquine should only be used in pregnant women for malaria prophylaxis or treatment. Hydroxychloroquine may be secreted in breast milk and may cause side effects in the infant.

     
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    Chloroquine Uses, Side Effects & Warnings - Chloroquine is an anti-malaria medicine that works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

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