Is Emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Emend, also known by the generic name aprepitant, is not considered harmful to a fetus and is not known to cause birth defects in animals. However, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal studies are not always predictive of human response, Emend should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known whether Emend passes into breast milk, although many medications do. In animal tests, Emend has been shown to have adverse affects. Consequently, it is not recommended that women breastfeed while taking Emend. If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with Emend.

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