Question

I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Valganciclovir? Is Valganciclovir safe for nursing mother and child? Does Valganciclovir extracts into breast milk? Does Valganciclovir has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Valganciclovir influence milk supply or can Valganciclovir decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?

Valganciclovir lactation summary

Valganciclovir usage has low risk in breastfeeding
  • DrLact safety Score for Valganciclovir is 3 out of 8 which is considered Low Risk as per our analyses.
  • A safety Score of 3 indicates that usage of Valganciclovir may cause some minor side effects in breastfed baby.
  • Our study of different scientific research indicates that Valganciclovir may cause moderate to no side effects in lactating mother.
  • Most of scientific studies and research papers declaring usage of Valganciclovir low risk in breastfeeding are based on normal dosage and may not hold true for higher dosage.
  • While using Valganciclovir We suggest monitoring child for possible reactions. It is also important to understand that side effects vary largely based on age of breastfed child and time of medication in addition to dosage.
  • Score calculated using the DrLact safety Version 1.2 model, this score ranges from 0 to 8 and measures overall safety of drug in lactation. Scores are primarily calculated using publicly available case studies, research papers, other scientific journals and publically available data.

Answer by Dr. Ru: About Valganciclovir usage in lactation

Ganciclovir-related drug which is absorbable by mouth. It is indicated for treatment of retinitis caused by Citomegalovirus.

Answer by DrLact: About Valganciclovir usage in lactation

Valganciclovir is rapidly converted to ganciclovir. Several factors might affect the decision to use valganciclovir in a nursing mother. No information is available on the clinical use of ganciclovir or valganciclovir during breastfeeding. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be transmitted to infants though breastmilk, with preterm and immunocompromised infants at greatest risk. No information is available on any changes in the risk of transmission if the mother is being treated with ganciclovir or valganciclovir. Although the manufacturer recommends avoiding breastfeeding during valganciclovir use because of the risk of infant drug toxicity, neonates with CMV infections are often treated directly with ganciclovir or valganciclovir. If the mother has a concurrent infection with HIV, breastfeeding is not recommended in the United States and other developed countries.

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Synonyms of Valganciclovir

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