Last update Nov. 29, 2019

Dipyridamole

Low Risk

Possibly safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

Inhibitor of platelet aggregation indicated in the prevention of post-operative thromboembolic complications associated with prosthetic heart valve.

Since the last update we have not found any published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Its pharmacokinetic characteristics (moderately elevated molecular weight, high plasma protein binding and large volume of distribution), make it very unlikely its excretion into breast milk in significant amounts.

Until there is more published data on this drug in relation to breastfeeding, safer known alternatives may be preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in cases of prematurity.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Dipyridamole.

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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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 37 - 66 %
Molecular weight 505 daltons
Protein Binding 97 %
VD 1 - 2.5 l/Kg
pKa 14.97 -
Tmax 1 - 2.5 hours
1 - 12 hours

References

  1. AEMPS-B.I. Dipiridamol. Ficha técnica. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  2. Novopharm. Dipyridamole. Drug Summary. 2006 Full text (in our servers)

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