Tabloid and Breastfeeding

It is not clear whether Tabloid (thioguanine) would pass through breast milk in women, or if it would harm a nursing infant. However, due to the potentially serious risks associated with this chemotherapy drug, the manufacturer recommends that women not breastfeed during Tabloid treatment. Because every woman's situation is different, talk to your healthcare provider about the risks that may apply to you.

Can Breastfeeding Women Take Tabloid?

Tabloid® (thioguanine) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, a fast-growing cancer of the blood cells. At this time, it is not known if Tabloid passes through breast milk.

More Information on Tabloid and Breastfeeding

Tabloid has not been studied in breastfeeding women. Therefore, it is unknown if the drug passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing infant. Although this lack of information is certainly frustrating, it is important to note that most medications are not studied during breastfeeding, as doing so would expose an infant, who would not otherwise benefit from the medication, to possible risks.
Tabloid is associated with potentially serious side effects, and may increase the risk for developing other types of cancer. Because of the potential for these risks in a nursing infant, it is generally recommended that women not breastfeed during treatment with this drug.  

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Tabloid 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.
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