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 Elitek | Rasburicase Kit and its suitability with breastfeeding.
What is Elitek | Rasburicase Kit used for?
Elitek ® is indicated for the initial management of plasma uric acid levels in pediatric and adult patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumor malignancies who are receiving anti-cancer therapy expected to result in tumor lysis and subsequent elevation of plasma uric acid. Limitation of use: Elitek is indicated only for a single course of treatment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) ]. Elitek is a recombinant urate-oxidase indicated for initial management of plasma uric acid levels in pediatric and adult patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumor malignancies who are receiving anti-cancer therapy expected to result in tumor lysis and subsequent elevation of plasma uric acid (1). Limitation of use: Elitek is indicated only for a single course of treatment (1).
Is Elitek | Rasburicase Kit usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?
Elitek | Rasburicase Kit contains Rasburicase as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Rasburicase but we do have analysis of Rasburicase, which is used in manufacturing of Elitek | Rasburicase Kit. You can get a good idea about Elitek | Rasburicase Kit usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether rasburicase is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from rasburicase, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue rasburicase, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
Elitek | Rasburicase Kit Breastfeeding Analsys
Rasburicase while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 134774-45-1
No information is available on the clinical use of rasbicurase during breastfeeding. Because it is a large protein molecule with a molecular weight of about 34,000, the amount in milk is likely to be very low and absorption is unlikely because it is probably destroyed in the infant's gastrointestinal tract.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Elitek | Rasburicase Kit?
We are not completely sure about safety of Elitek | Rasburicase Kit in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Elitek | Rasburicase Kit. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Elitek | Rasburicase Kit, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Elitek | Rasburicase Kit safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Elitek | Rasburicase Kit, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Elitek | Rasburicase 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