Last update: Oct. 28, 2014

Meloxicam

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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At latest update, relevant information on excretion into breast milk was not found.

Due to a high serum-protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk seems to be unlikely.

Until more information on this drug is available, another know therapeutic alternative should be preferred, especially in cases of breastfeeding an infant younger than one month or prematures.

Alternatives

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Tradenames

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 89 %
Molecular weight 351 daltons
Protein Binding 99 %
VD 0,14 l/Kg
Tmax 2 - 6 hours
T1/2 20 hours

References

  1. Sachs HC; Committee On Drugs. The transfer of drugs and therapeutics into human breast milk: an update on selected topics. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e796-809. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. AEMPS. Meloxicam. Ficha técnica. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Türck D, Roth W, Busch U. A review of the clinical pharmacokinetics of meloxicam. Br J Rheumatol. 1996 Abstract

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