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Can I take omalizumab if I am breastfeeding?

Omalizumab (Xolair) is an injected medicine to treat moderate-to-severe persistent allergic asthma, the type of asthma that occurs when you breathe in dander, pollen or dust mite particles. Omalizumab is in a class of medications called monoclonal antibodies, and little is known about their effect on nursing infants. As with all drug use during breastfeeding, the benefits should outweigh any risks to both you and your baby.

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