Last update: Sept. 4, 2014

Beclomethasone inhaled

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Serum levels are usually very low because a low absorption by inhalation (<5%).

Because a high serum protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk is unlikely.

No harm effects have been found among breastfed babies whose mothers were receiving this medication.

Most expert's opinion is that topical, oral or inhaled steroid medication is compatible with breastfeeding,

WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002 rates it as compatible with breastfeeding.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Beclomethasone inhaled since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition:

  • Aldecin
  • Becloasma
  • Becloforte
  • Beclovent
  • Beconase
  • Becotide
  • Butoso
  • Combair™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Formodual™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Fostair™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Foster™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Fostex™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Innovair™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Inuvair™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Inuxair™. Contains other elements than Beclomethasone inhaled in its composition
  • Qvar
  • Vanceril

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 409 daltons
Protein Binding 87 - 94 %
VD 3 l/Kg
Tmax 0,2 - 0,5 hours
T1/2 2 - 3 hours

References

  1. Amir LH, Pirotta MV, Raval M. Breastfeeding--evidence based guidelines for the use of medicines. Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-57. 2004 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Asthma and Pregnancy Working Group. Quick Reference from the Working Group Report on Managing asthma during pregnancy: recommendations for pharmacologic treatment-2004 update. 2004;1-12. 2004 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Ellsworth A. Pharmacotherapy of asthma while breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1994 Abstract
  6. Ghaeli P, Kaufman MB. Oral antihistamines/decongestants and breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 1993 Abstract
  7. Greenberger PA, Patterson R. The management of asthma during pregnancy and lactation. Clin Rev Allergy. 1987 Abstract
  8. Brown HM, Storey G. Treatment of allergy of the respiratory tract with beclomethasone dipropionate steroid aerosol. Postgrad Med J. 1975 Abstract

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