Last update: May 1, 2016
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Coumarin-type anticoagulant drug for the treatment and prophylaxis of thromboembolic disorders.
Warfarin is not detected in breast milk. Not problems have been observed in infants whose mothers were treated. Plasma levels of warfarin in such infants were undetectable.
Even in cases of accidental maternal overdosing, infants did not show any clinical problem and/or coagulation tests were not altered.
American Academy of Pediatrics states that it is a medication usually compatible with breastfeeding.
WHO List of Essential Medicines 2002: compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Warfarin 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.
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 Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
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