Last update Nov. 15, 2022
Is an alkaloid found in plants of the Fabaceae family, Laburnum and Cytisus genera, and other leguminous plants. It has chemical structure, actions and adverse effects similar to nicotine (it is a partial nicotinic acetylcholine agonist). It is used as a smoking cessation treatment. Oral administration several times daily for 25 days.
At the date of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.
The most common adverse reactions are gastrointestinal symptoms of mild or moderate severity (Tutka 2019). It can also cause irritability, hypertension, and tachycardia.
Until more published data is known about this drug in relation to breastfeeding, known safer alternatives are preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in the event of prematurity.
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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