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Safety in Lactation: Other antineoplastic drugs

23 September 2020Antineoplastic agents, whether used as monotherapy or in combination with other antineoplastics, are contra-indicated in breastfeeding (unless indicated below) because of their effects on dividing…
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Refrigerated Storage

ErbituxMerck

Merck
Erbitux
Solution for infusion 5mg/ml

Contact Merck in all cases where a deviation from the licensed storage recommendations has occurred. See current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Contact details:

Email: medinfo.uk@merckgroup.com

Phone: 0208 818 7373

12 May 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

No
No published evidence of safety
Serious adverse effects reported in adults
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties and likely to be degraded in infant’s GI tract. However, the effects on the infant of even small amounts in breast milk are unknown
16 September 2020