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Because no human studies have been done to determine if Krystexxa (pegloticase) passes through breast milk, it is not known if this medication would harm a breastfed infant. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not receive Krystexxa while nursing. If you plan on breastfeeding, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks of using Krystexxa.

Is Krystexxa Safe While Breastfeeding?

At this time, it is not known if Krystexxa® (pegloticase) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not receive Krystexxa while nursing. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, talk with your healthcare provider before receiving Krystexxa.

More Information on Breastfeeding and Krystexxa

No research has been done to see if Krystexxa passes through breast milk in humans. Because the potential risks to the breastfed infant are unknown, this medication is probably not a good choice for a woman who is breastfeeding. If your healthcare provider decides that it is okay for you to receive Krystexxa while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any changes or problems in your infant.
It is unlikely that more information about breastfeeding and Krystexxa will become available anytime soon. This medication is used to treat gout, a condition which is not common in women of reproductive age.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Krystexxa with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
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