Can Breastfeeding Women Receive Docefrez?
) is a prescription chemotherapy medication used to treat certain people with breast, prostate, or lung cancer
. At this time, it is unknown whether Docefrez passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not breastfeed during Docefrez treatment.
More Information on Docefrez and Breastfeeding
Docefrez has not been studied in women who are breastfeeding. Therefore, it is unknown if the drug passes through breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant.
Docetaxel, the active ingredient in Docefrez, has been shown to pass through breast milk in animals. Because Docefrez is associated with dangerous side effects, it is generally recommended that women stop breastfeeding while using the medication.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Docefrez 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.