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Is it safe to take accolate (zafirlukast) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe

Zafirlukast, marketed as Accolate (zafirlukast) for asthma, does not currently have published studies on safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding, but information suggests the amount found in breast milk is low.
It's best to discuss this drug & your specific situation with your personal pediatrician or ob/gyn. Check out lactmed for info on drugs & breastfeeding: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact.

In brief: Maybe

Zafirlukast, marketed as Accolate (zafirlukast) for asthma, does not currently have published studies on safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding, but information suggests the amount found in breast milk is low.
It's best to discuss this drug & your specific situation with your personal pediatrician or ob/gyn. Check out lactmed for info on drugs & breastfeeding: http://toxnet.Nlm.Nih.Gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?Lact.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Internal Medicine - Allergy
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pregnancy categories

Zafirlukast has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda.
Zafirlukast is excreted into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

In brief: Pregnancy categories

Zafirlukast has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda.
Zafirlukast is excreted into human milk. The manufacturer recommends that due to the potential for serious reactions in nursing infants, a decision should be made to discontinue nursing or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
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