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No studies have been conducted on Miacalcin injection and breastfeeding in humans. Thus, it is unknown whether the drug passes through breast milk, and nursing women are typically advised to avoid taking it. If you are using Miacalcin injection and breastfeeding (or are thinking of breastfeeding), talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and potential risks.
It is not known if Miacalcin® injection (calcitonin salmon injection) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer does not recommend that women breastfeed while taking it. If you are breastfeeding or are thinking about breastfeeding, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Miacalcin injection.
Miacalcin has not been studied in breastfeeding women. Therefore, it is not known if it passes through breast milk. However, even if the drug is passed through breast milk, it is likely to be destroyed and inactivated by the infant's digestive system, because it is a delicate molecule that must be given by injection. However, until Miacalcin injection has been shown to be safe for breastfeeding women and their infants, it may be a good idea to avoid the drug while breastfeeding. Miacalcin injection appears to decrease the production of milk in animals.
You should talk with your healthcare provider about Miacalcin injection and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Miacalcin injection and breastfeeding that is right for you.