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Is Relistor (methylnaltrexone) safe for pregnant or breast feeding women?

Because it is unknown whether Relistor (methylnaltrexone) affects a developing baby, you should talk to your doctor if you plan on becoming pregnant or become pregnant while taking Relistor. The effect of Relistor on breast milk is also unknown. Therefore, because so much is unknown about the effects of Relistor on pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is suggested that women first consult their doctors about pregnancy while on Relistor.

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