Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit Breastfeeding
There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit and its suitability with breastfeeding.

What is Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit used for?

Follistim® (follitropin beta for injection) is indicated for the development of multiple follicles in ovulatory patients participating in an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. Follistim® is also indicated for the induction of ovulation and pregnancy in anovulatory infertile patients in whom the cause of infertility is functional and not due to primary ovarian failure. Selection of Patients Before treatment with Follistim® is instituted: A thorough gynecologic and endocrinologic evaluation of the patient must be performed. The evaluation should include a hysterosalpingogram (to rule out uterine and tubal pathology) and documentation of anovulation by means of reviewing a patient's history, performing a physical examination, determining serum hormonal levels as indicated, and optionally performing an endometrial biopsy. Patients with tubal pathology should receive Follistim® only if enrolled in an ART program. Primary ovarian failure should be excluded by the determination of circulating gonadotropin levels. Careful examination should be made to rule out early pregnancy. Evaluation of the partner's fertility potential should be included in the workup procedure.

Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?

Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit low risk for breastfeeding
Follitropin and Water are the two main ingredients of Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit. Based on our individual analysis of Follitropin and Water we can safely say that Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit has low risk while breastfeeding. Below we have summarized the usage of Follitropin and Water while breastfeeding, we recommend you to go through it for better understanding of your usage.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in the nursing infant from Follistim®, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit Breastfeeding Analsys

Follitropin while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 9002-68-0

It is not secreted into breast milk because of a large molecular weight. It is readily destroyed by the child’s stomach acid milieu. Keep in mind that there is a known anovulatory effect of lactation that is related to sucking frequency.

Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Water and Breastfeeding


Water is essential for life. It is considered safe to breast feed while using supplemental water.

What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit, is it safe?

Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Follistim | Follitropin Beta Kit 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