Last update Nov. 13, 2014

Halothane

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Halothane 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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Group

Halothane belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Halothane in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 197 daltons
Tmax 0.3 hours
M/P ratio 3.5 -

References

  1. INSHT-Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo. Ventilación general en hospitales. Notas Técnicas de Prevención. 2010 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Howie WO, McMullen PC. Breastfeeding problems following anesthetic administration. J Perinat Educ. 2006 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Nice FJ, De Eugenio D, Dimino TA, Freeny IC, Rovnack MB, Gromelski JS. Medications and Breast-Feeding: A Guide for Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Other Healthcare Professionals. Part I. J Pharm Technol 2004;20:17-27. doi: 10.1177/875512250402000106.
  4. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk. Pediatrics. 2001 Sep;108(3):776-89. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. MSC-Ministerio de Sanidad y consumo. España. Agentes anestésicos inhalatorios. Protocolos de vigilancia específica. 2001 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  7. Lee JJ, Rubin AP. Breast feeding and anaesthesia. Anaesthesia. 1993 Jul;48(7):616-25. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  8. Dailland P, Cockshott ID, Lirzin JD, Jacquinot P, Jorrot JC, Devery J, Harmey JL, Conseiller C. Intravenous propofol during cesarean section: placental transfer, concentrations in breast milk, and neonatal effects. A preliminary study. Anesthesiology. 1989 Abstract
  9. Coté CJ, Kenepp NB, Reed SB, Strobel GE. Trace concentrations of halothane in human breast milk. Br J Anaesth. 1976 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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