Last update: Nov. 5, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Due to a high serum-protein-binding capacity, excretion into breast milk is non-significant without side-effects among breastfed infants from treated mothers.
Since it's neutralized by the acid pH of stomach, capsules with enteric coated granules are used. Because of this, it is thought that the small quantity of Pantoprazole that may reach the breast milk would be neutralized by infant's stomach. In addition, absorption is greatly decreased by the presence of food.
No effect on Prolactin secretion has been observed.
Other formulations of Pantoprazole without anti-acid protection are destroyed in the stomach.
We do not have alternatives for Pantoprazole 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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