Last update: Feb. 19, 2019
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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It is the synthetic form of the natural human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone, produced by recombinant DNA technology.
Administration by subcutaneous injection.
Indicated to stimulate ovulation in assisted reproduction techniques.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Its high molecular weight makes it very unlikely it will transfer into milk in significant quantities.
Due to its protein nature it is inactivated in the gastrointestinal tract, not being absorbed, so its oral bioavailability is practically nil, except in premature babies and the immediate neonatal period when there may be greater intestinal permeability.
May cause increased prolactin and galactorrhea (Mendes 2001).
No adverse effects have been recorded in infants.
In infertility treatments, the possible theoretical anovulatory effect of frequent on demand breastfeeding must be taken into account.
We do not have alternatives for Choriogonadotropin Alfa.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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