Simponi and Breastfeeding

It is unknown if Simponi (golimumab) is harmful for nursing infants, or even if it passes through human breast milk. According to the drug's manufacturer, breastfeeding should be avoided if you are using Simponi. However, every woman's situation is different. By talking to your healthcare provider, the two of you can make a decision that is right for your specific situation.

Can I Take Simponi While Breastfeeding?

It is not known if Simponi™ (golimumab) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of Simponi recommends that breastfeeding women not use it. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about using this medication.
 

What Does the Research Say?

No research has been done to see if Simponi passes through breast milk in humans. Similarly, it is unknown if the drug would be absorbed from the digestive tract of the infant or if it would cause any problems in a breastfed infant.
 
In general, very little is known about how most drugs perform in nursing women, since it is usually considered unethical to study medications in such women. Although this lack of information can be frustrating, it is important to understand that this is done to protect babies, who cannot protect themselves.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding while using Simponi 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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