Last update: March 22, 2018
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Opioid drug derived from pethidine.
Contraindicated for those children younger than 2 year old.
Indiscriminate use for treatment of gastroenteritis is not justified. Most acute diarrheic disorders are self-limijted conditions. WHO’s Oral Rehydration Solutions and appropriate nutritional support are recommended.
Excreted into breast milk in non-significant levels. Its low oral bioavailability makes it difficult to acceed the infant serum.
American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding (AAP 2001).
We do not have alternatives for Loperamide Hydrochloride 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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