Last update: Nov. 25, 2014
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
This is a Heparin with low molecular weight
There is published evidence of a lack of anti-coagulant activity in the serum of breastfed infants whose mothers were treated with Enoxaparin.
The high molecular weight of the so-called standard or non-fragmented Heparin and others called low weight Heparins makes that excretion into breast milk very unlikely.
There is scientific proof on the lack of excretion of Dalteparin into breast milk.
In addition, Heparin derived drugs are inactivated in the gut and they are not absorbed at all, hence, oral bioavailability is nil.
The risk of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia and Osteoporosis is lower with low weight Heparin among treated adults.
We do not have alternatives for Enoxaparin Sodium 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.
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