American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical experts exclusively recommend to breastfeed the baby for first 6 months. Once you introduce baby to other foods it is recommended to breastfeed for at least first year of babys life. Taking medication while breastfeeding could be tricky as most drugs pass in breast milk. In this article we will evaluate Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule for its safety in breastfeeding.
What is Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule used for?
AGENERASE ( amprenavir ) is indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. The following points should be considered when initiating therapy with AGENERASE: In a study of NRTI-experienced, protease inhibitor-naive patients, AGENERASE was found to be significantly less effective than indinavir (see Description of Clinical Studies). Mild to moderate gastrointestinal adverse events led to discontinuation of AGENERASE primarily during the first 12 weeks of therapy (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). There are no data on response to therapy with AGENERASE in protease inhibitor-experienced patients. Description of Clinical Studies Therapy-Naive Adults PROAB3001, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study, compared treatment with AGENERASE Capsules (1,200 mg twice daily) plus lamivudine (150 mg twice daily) plus zidovudine (300 mg twice daily) versus lamivudine (150 mg twice daily) plus zidovudine (300 mg twice daily) in 232 patients. Through 24 weeks of therapy, 53% of patients assigned to AGENERASE/zidovudine/lamivudine achieved HIV-1 RNA <400 copies/mL. Through week 48, the antiviral response was 41%. Through 24 weeks of therapy, 11% of patients assigned to zidovudine/lamivudine achieved HIV-1 RNA <400 copies/mL. Antiviral response beyond week 24 is not interpretable because the majority of patients discontinued or changed their antiretroviral therapy. NRTI-Experienced Adults PROAB3006, a randomized, open-label multicenter study, compared treatment with AGENERASE Capsules (1,200 mg twice daily) plus NRTIs versus indinavir (800 mg every 8 hours) plus NRTIs in 504 NRTI-experienced, protease inhibitor-naive patients, median age 37 years (range 20 to 71 years), 72% Caucasian, 80% male, with a median CD4 cell count of 404 cells/mm3 (range 9 to 1,706 cells/mm3) and a median plasma HIV-1 RNA level of 3.93 log10 copies/mL (range 2.60 to 7.01 log10 copies/mL) at baseline. Through 48 weeks of therapy, the median CD4 cell count increase from baseline in the amprenavir group was significantly lower than in the indinavir group, 97 cells/mm3 versus 144 cells/mm3, respectively. There was also a significant difference in the proportions of patients with plasma HIV-1 RNA levels <400 copies/mL through 48 weeks (see Figure 1 and Table 5). Figure 1. Virologic Response Through Week 48, PROAB3006*,† HIV-1 RNA status and reasons for discontinuation of randomized treatment at 48 weeks are summarized (Table 5). Table 5. Outcomes of Randomized Treatment Through Week 48 (PROAB3006) Outcome AGENERASE (n = 254) Indinavir (n = 250) HIV-1 RNA <400 copies/mL* 30% 49% HIV-1 RNA ≥400 copies/mL†,‡ 38% 26% Discontinued due to adverse events*,‡ 16% 12% Discontinued due to other reasons‡,§ 16% 13% * Corresponds to rates at Week 48 in Figure 1. †Virological failures at or before Week 48. ‡Considered to be treatment failure in the analysis. §Includes discontinuations due to consent withdrawn, loss to follow-up, protocol violations, non-compliance, pregnancy, never treated, and other reasons. Figure 1. Virologic Response Through Week 48, PROAB3006
I am breastfeeding mother and I am using Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule. Can it have any bad effect on my kid? Shall I search for better alternative?
As Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule is made of only Amprenavir, and Amprenavir is unsafe to use in breastfeeding we can safely reach on conclusion that Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule is also unsafe to use while breastfeeding. Below is detailed analysis of Amprenavir and Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule during location. We recommend you to go through provided detailed analysis as below take decision accordingly. We also recommend you talk to your health care provider before making final decision.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that HIV-infected mothers not breastfeed their infants to avoid risking postnatal transmission of HIV. Although it is not known if amprenavir is excreted in human milk, amprenavir is secreted into the milk of lactating rats. Because of both the potential for HIV transmission and the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants, mothers should be instructed not to breastfeed if they are receiving AGENERASE.
Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule Breastfeeding Analsys
Amprenavir while Breastfeeding Unsafe
CAS Number: 161814-49-9
Anti-HIV drug. No experience in young infants. Withdrawn from market. Mothers should be aware of HIV transmission through breast milk has been reported.
I already used Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule and meanwhile I breastfed my baby should I be concerned?
If you observer abnormal behavior or any other health issue in infant then you should immediately call 911 or contact other contact other emergency service provider in your area otherwise closely monitor the baby and inform your doctor about your Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule usage and time interval of breastfeeding.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule, is it safe?
If your doctor knows that you are breastfeeding mother and still prescribes Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule then there must be good reason for that as Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule is considered unsafe, It usually happens when doctor finds that overall advantage of taking outweighs the overall risk.
If I am using Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Yes, Extra monitoring is required if mother is using Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule and breastfeeding as it is considered unsafe for baby.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Agenerase | Amprenavir Capsule in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week