Last update Sept. 19, 2016
Progestogen with antiandrogenic properties that is used for the treatment of conditions with hypersexuality, prostate carcinoma, transsexualism and, together with ethinyl estradiol, for hirsutism, acne and alopecia and hyperandrogenism in women.
It is excreted into breast milk in small quantities (Stoppelli 1980), but their anti-androgenic effects could be clinically significant for the infant when doses of 50 milligrams per day or higher are used.
The small amount (2 mg) contained in contraceptive tablets in which it is combined with ethinyl estradiol would represent a very low risk and would be compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Cyproterone Acetate.
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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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