Xeomin and Breastfeeding

It is unknown if Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) passes through breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. Because of the unknown risks, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding and thinking about getting Xeomin injections. Although it is thought that this drug would not pass through breast milk, the possibility of problems cannot yet be ruled out.

Can Breastfeeding Women Receive Xeomin?

At this time, it is not known if Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) passes through breast milk. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the possible risks and benefits before using Xeomin while breastfeeding.

More Information on Xeomin and Breastfeeding

Xeomin has not been studied in any breastfeeding women, and it is not known if the drug passes through breast milk or if it poses any risk to nursing infants. However, Xeomin would be unlikely to pass through breast milk, as it contains botulinum toxin.
In cases of actual botulism, the toxin was not found to pass through breast milk. Because the dose of botulinum toxin required to produce botulism is significantly greater than the amounts used in Xeomin, it is not expected that Xeomin will pass through breast milk or cause any problems for the nursing infant. However, the possibility of problems cannot be ruled out at this time.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Xeomin use with your healthcare provider. 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 that is right for you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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