Question

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

Answer by DrLact: About Letermovir usage in lactation

No information is available on the use of letermovir during breastfeeding. Because letermovir is 99% bound to plasma proteins, the amount in milk is likely to be very low. If letermovir is required by the mother, it is not a reason to discontinue breastfeeding. However, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Alternate Drugs

Cefaclor(Safe)
Levofloxacin(Low Risk)
Kanamycin(Safe)
Primaquine(Low Risk)
Acyclovir(Safe)
Atovaquone(Low Risk)
Saquinavir(Unsafe)
Quinine(Safe)
Linezolid(Low Risk)
Amantadine(Low Risk)
Rifaximin(Safe)
Cefprozil(Safe)
Aztreonam(Safe)
Indinavir(Unsafe)
Naftifine(Safe)
Ofloxacin(Safe)
Cefoxitin(Safe)
Ritonavir(Unsafe)
Gatifloxacin(Low Risk)
Dapsone(Low Risk)
Cefotetan(Safe)
Abacavir(Safe)
Enoxacin(Low Risk)
Capreomycin(Low Risk)
Malathion(Low Risk)
Doxycycline(Low Risk)
Ertapenem(Safe)
Neomycin(Safe)
Amikacin(Safe)
Nafcillin(Safe)
Lindane(Unsafe)
Cefixime(Safe)
Nevirapine(Low Risk)
Demeclocycline(Low Risk)
Zidovudine(Low Risk)
Moxifloxacin(Low Risk)
Valganciclovir(Low Risk)
Cefepime(Safe)
Nelfinavir(Unsafe)
Famciclovir(Low Risk)
Methicillin(Low Risk)
Ganciclovir(Low Risk)
Cefdinir(Safe)
Econazole(Safe)
Erythromycin(Low Risk)
Efavirenz(Unsafe)
Meropenem(Safe)
Cefazolin(Safe)
Tenofovir(Safe)
Clindamycin(Low Risk)
Didanosine(Unsafe)
Lomefloxacin(Low Risk)
Acyclovir(Safe)
Saquinavir(Unsafe)
Amantadine(Low Risk)
Indinavir(Unsafe)
Velpatasvir(Low Risk)
Zanamivir(Safe)
Simeprevir(Low Risk)
Ritonavir(Unsafe)
Sofosbuvir(Low Risk)
Abacavir(Safe)
Ledipasvir(Low Risk)
Ombitasvir(Low Risk)
Nevirapine(Low Risk)
Zidovudine(Low Risk)
Valganciclovir(Low Risk)
Daclatasvir(Low Risk)
Nelfinavir(Unsafe)
Famciclovir(Low Risk)
Dasabuvir(Low Risk)
Ganciclovir(Low Risk)
Ribavirin(Low Risk)
Efavirenz(Unsafe)
Tenofovir(Safe)
Didanosine(Unsafe)
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