Last update: July 16, 2015
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Bronchodilator of long-lasting action.
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.
Terbutaline which is a compound closely related to Formoterol is excreted into breast milk in non-significant amount.
Salmeterol, another compound with similar characteristics, is also non-significantly excreted.
With a relatively high molecular weight, excretion into breast milk seems unlikely.
Expert consensus states that the use of inhaled bronchodilators is compatible with breastfeeding due to a minimal absorption and low levels achieved in the mother's plasma.
Inhaled therapy with bronchodilators is preferred since they use a lower dose (less likelihood of excretion into milk)
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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