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Lefamulin

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Reviewed/Revised Jun 2022 | Modified Sep 2022
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Use of Lefamulin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

When lefamulin was given to pregnant animals, some harmful effects on the fetus were observed, but no well-designed studies have been done in pregnant women. Pregnant women should be given an alternative drug until better safety data are available. Females of reproductive age should use contraception while taking lefamulin and for 2 days after the last dose. (See also Drug Use During Pregnancy Safety of Medications During Pregnancy During pregnancy, women may need to take medications to treat new or existing health conditions. Also, certain vitamins are recommended during pregnancy. Before taking any medication (including... read more .)

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

Generic Name Select Brand Names
Xenleta, Xenleta Solution
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