Last update Dec. 20, 2022
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Acyclovir; Aciclovir since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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Acyclovir; Aciclovir in other languages or writings:
Acyclovir; Aciclovir belongs to these groups or families:
Main tradenames from several countries containing Acyclovir; Aciclovir in its composition:
|Oral Bioavail.||15 - 30||%|
|Protein Binding||10 - 30||%|
|Tmax||1.5 - 2||hours|
|T½||2 - 3||hours|
|M/P ratio||1 - 3||-|
|Theoretical Dose||0.9 - 1.5||mg/Kg/d|
|Relative Dose||1 - 2.5||%|
|Ped.Relat.Dose||1.8 - 3.6||%|
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Española de Bancos de Leche Humana of Spain
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Antiviral very active against Herpes simplex and Herpes zoster-varicella. Intravenous, oral and topical (dermatological and ophthalmological) administration. Its use is authorized in newborns and infants.
Despite its higher concentration in breast milk than in plasma (Mactal 2001,Bork 2000, Lau 1987), it is excreted in breast milk in a clinically insignificant amount (Drake 2012, Bork 1995, Taddio 1994, Don 1991, Meyer 1988, Lau 1987), much lower than the dose used in newborns and infants (Sheffield 2002), and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers took it. (Agarwal 2019, Taddio 1994)
Systemic absorption of topical cutaneous acyclovir is negligible. (Mactal 2001)
List of WHO essential medicines: compatible with breastfeeding (WHO / UNICEF 2002). American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding. (AAP 2001)
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