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Because it is not known if Innohep (tinzaparin sodium) passes through breast milk in humans, the manufacturer recommends that women use this medication with caution while breastfeeding. Innohep is known to pass through breast milk in rats, so it could pass through human breast milk too. Before nursing, talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits.
Is Innohep Safe for Breastfeeding Women?At this time, it is unknown if Innohep® (tinzaparin sodium) passes through breast milk in humans. The manufacturer recommends that breastfeeding women use this medication with caution. However, this and other similar low-molecular-weight heparin medications are generally considered safe for use while breastfeeding.
More Information on Breastfeeding and InnohepInnohep passes through breast milk in rats in very low amounts. It is unknown if the same is true for humans. The small amounts of Innohep that might make it through breast milk would most likely be inactivated in the digestive tract of the infant, which is why the drug cannot be taken by mouth.
Most sources consider low-molecular-weight heparins -- like Innohep -- to be compatible with breastfeeding. These medications are commonly given to women who used the drug during pregnancy for a time after giving birth, since women are at a high risk for clots after delivery. No special precautions or monitoring of the infant is recommended.