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Research has shown that cyclosporine does pass through human breast milk in small amounts. Although the amount of the drug that passes through the breast milk to a nursing infant may not be large enough to cause problems, all potential risks cannot yet be ruled out. Due to these unknown risks, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not use cyclosporine while breastfeeding.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Cyclosporine?Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs called immunosuppressants. Cyclosporine is known to pass through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or planning to start, talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication.
More Information on Cyclosporine and BreastfeedingCyclosporine has been shown to pass through human breast milk in small amounts. The amount of the medicine passed to a nursing infant can vary, depending in part on how much cyclosporine the mother takes. Based on the available information, a nursing infant would likely receive no more than 2 percent of the mother's cyclosporine dosage.
- Problems feeding
- Excessive crying.