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Is it safe to take alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not enough evidence.

There is not a lot of data or good studies to say that it is "safe" to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
On the other hand, there is not any data that it is harmful either. You and your physician need to weigh the benefits of the therapy and the lack of other alternative therapies known to be safe for pregnancy. If you aren't healthy without it, then neither is your pregnancy...

In brief: Not enough evidence.

There is not a lot of data or good studies to say that it is "safe" to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
On the other hand, there is not any data that it is harmful either. You and your physician need to weigh the benefits of the therapy and the lack of other alternative therapies known to be safe for pregnancy. If you aren't healthy without it, then neither is your pregnancy...
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Probably not

These meds are class c medications for pregnancy, meaning not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects).
There is no real data for lactation, so safety for breast feeding is unknown. Obviously, the mother's health is also very important during pregnancy so the risks & benefits must be balanced, preferably with your care provider.

In brief: Probably not

These meds are class c medications for pregnancy, meaning not considered safe (generally because animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects).
There is no real data for lactation, so safety for breast feeding is unknown. Obviously, the mother's health is also very important during pregnancy so the risks & benefits must be balanced, preferably with your care provider.
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