I am a breastfeeding mother and i want to know if it is safe to use Tafenoquine? Is Tafenoquine safe for nursing mother and child? Does Tafenoquine extracts into breast milk? Does Tafenoquine has any long term or short term side effects on infants? Can Tafenoquine influence milk supply or can Tafenoquine decrease milk supply in lactating mothers?
No information is available on the use of tafenoquine during breastfeeding. Tafenoquine can cause hemolysis in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. If tafenoquine is required, testing the mother and infant for G6PD deficiency is required before the drug is given to a nursing mother. Because the half-life of tafenoquine averages 15 days, the manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding should not breastfeed for 3 months after the dose if the infant is G6PD deficient.
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