Is Gemcitabine compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Gemcitabine?


June 10, 2009 (Very High Risk)

Drug is cleared from the body in 16 elimination half-lives.

Resuming breastfeeding is likely safe after 7 days of of pumping-and-dumping.


We do not have alternatives for Gemcitabine.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.