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Ferumoxytol

Last Revision: November 16, 2020.

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

CASRN: 722492-56-0

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of ferumoxytol during breastfeeding; however, the drug has been given safely to neonates intravenously as a magnetic resonance contrast agent.[1] An alternate intravenous iron product with more published data on breastfeeding available may be preferred. Pasteurization of milk by the Holder method reduces the concentration of iron in milk by about 6.5%.[2]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

(Intravenous Iron Therapy) Ferric Carboxymaltose, Iron Sucrose

References

1.
Little JT, Bookwalter CA. Magnetic resonance safety: Pregnancy and lactation. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2020;28:509–16. [PubMed: 33040992]
2.
Mohd-Taufek N, Cartwright D, Davies M, et al. The effect of pasteurization on trace elements in donor breast milk. J Perinatol. 2016;36:897–900. [PubMed: 27253894]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Ferumoxytol

CAS Registry Number

722492-56-0

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Contrast Media

Ferric Compounds

Hematinics

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