Last update: May 22, 2019
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Bromhexine is metabolized into Ambroxol (Schaefer 2007 p72).
Effectiveness of this drug has not been established (Prescrire 2017, INSALUD 2001).
Oral administration two to three times a day.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Because of high serum protein-binding capacity (AEMPS 2016), excretion into breast milk in significant amount is seemingly unlikely.
Its low oral bioavailability (AEMPS 2016)causes a poor absorption into infant's serum as from breast milk, except in prematures and in the early neonatal period in which intestinal absorption may be increased.
Known adverse reactions are rare and mild.
Secretion of Prolactin and other hormones have not been affected by taking this medication (Tuimala 1981).
Autores expertos lo consideran seguro durante la lactancia (Schaefer 2007 p644).
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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana from Spain
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