Last update: Oct. 11, 2017
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
A corticosteroid with a mainly glucocorticoid action and moderate anti-inflammatory effects (ATC D07AB), slightly higher than that of prednisolone (ATC D07AA).
Indicated inhaled use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system: bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, etc.
This comment is about inhaled triamcinolone.
Since the last update we have not found published data about its excretion in breast milk.
After inhaled administration, the bioavailability is 25% (Argenti 1999) and the plasma levels reached are clinically insignificant (Zaborny 1992).
There is consensus among experts that, in general, neither systemic corticoids nor inhaled ones present a breastfeeding contraindication (National Asthma Education 2004).
Corticoids are of commonally used in pediatrics and have no side effects when they are used in isolation or in short-term treatments.
We do not have alternatives for Triamcinolone Inhaled 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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