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Lefamulin

By

Brian J. Werth

, PharmD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Last full review/revision Jul 2020| Content last modified Jul 2020
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Use of Lefamulin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

When lefamulin was given to pregnant animals, some harmful effects on the fetus were observed, and no well-designed studies have been done in pregnant women. Pregnant women should be given an alternative drug until better safety data are available. Females of reproductive age should use contraception while taking lefamulin and for 2 days after the last dose. (See also Drug Use During Pregnancy Drug Use During Pregnancy More than 50% of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs or use social drugs (such as tobacco and alcohol) or illicit drugs at some time during pregnancy... read more .)

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