Last update: Oct. 9, 2016

Мепирамин

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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First generation antihistamine with sedative and important antimuscarinic effects. Such remarkable anticholinergic effect may inhibit lactation.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

Drug with poor scientific support which is marketed in very few countries.
Marketed as part of in many “at the counter” compounds in association poliasociación with expectorants, bronchodilators, antitussives, etc. Avoid the use of drug associations mostly while breastfeeding.

Although occasional and moderate use during lactation would probably not pose a serious risk, a safer alternative should be preferred until more data on this drug related to breastfeeding is available.

Topically used on the skin, it would not represent a risk during breastfeeding. Avoid applying it on the breast.

Assess the child for drowsiness and inappropriate infant feeding.
It is not recommended bed-sharing with your baby if you are on this medication.

Alternatives

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Other names

Мепирамин is Mepyramine in Cyrillic.

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Мепирамин in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 100 %
Molecular weight 285 daltons
Tmax 2 - 4 hours
T1/2 3 - 3,5 hours

References

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  4. UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative statement on Bed-sharing when parents do not smoke: is there a risk of SIDS? An individual level analysis of five major case-control studies. 2013 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
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