Last update Feb. 5, 2022
Very Low Risk
High molecular weight glucose polymers. Used as plasma expanders in the treatment of hypovolemic shock and as artificial tears in dry eyes (xerophthalmia).
At the date of the last update, there was no published data available on its excretion in breast milk.
Its high molecular weight and high binding to plasma proteins make it unlikely to pass into human milk.
Its practically non-existent oral bioavailability makes it difficult for the infant to pass into plasma from ingested mothers’ milk.
The possibility of breastfeeding will depend on the clinical condition of the mother.
WHO List of Essential Medicines: compatible with breastfeeding. (WHO 2002)
We do not have alternatives for Dextran 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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