Safety in lactation: Drugs for chronic bowel disorders

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Aminosalicylates for chronic bowel disorders Mesalazine…
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Lactation Safety Information

Analogue of human glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) indicated for short bowel syndrome after surgery
No published evidence of safety
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug’s properties and likely to be degraded in infant’s GI tract
A potentially serious adverse effect has been found in animals, although not confirmed in human studies. This suggests teduglutide should be used with caution until more evidence is available
5 February 2017