Last update: May 1, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Antimalarial drug used as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating agent on tissue diseases such as arthritis or lupus.
It is excreted in breast milk in clinically non-significant amount which is much lower than the dose used in infants. Problems related to clinical features, development, vision or hearing issues have not been observed in infants whose mothers have received this medication.
When the mother takes 400 mg per day only 1 mg appears for every liter of milk, which is not considered dangerous to the infant, since a preventive dose for malaria in infants is 5 mg per kilo of weight once a week.
American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is usually compatible with breastfeeding medication.
We do not have alternatives for Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate 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.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine from United States of America
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