Last update: Oct. 4, 2020
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Ondansetron is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist with antiemetic activity.
It is used in the control and prevention of nausea and vomiting.
Administered intravenously, intramuscularly, orally or rectally in one or two doses per day.
Since the last update, we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
Its high volume of distribution and short half-life make it unlikely that it will be excreted in milk in significant quantities.
It is considered by experts to be safe and of choice in breastfeeding (Reece-Stremtan 2017, Rowe 2016) and probably compatible by prestigious medical associations (Mahadevan 2006).
Its use is safe in children between 1 and 24 months (Khalil 2005).
Furthermore, use after a cesarean does not affect a positive start to breastfeeing (Uerpairojkit 2016) or the health of the baby (Nallam 2017, Elkomy 2015), or the production of prolactin (Hale 2017 p729, Lissoni 1994).
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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2015 from United States of America
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