Last update Dec. 10, 2022
It is a tertiary amine with antimuscarinic-anticholinergic properties, levo isomer of atropine, twice as potent as atropine. It is found in plants of the nightshade family such as henbane, mandrake, angel's trumpets, jimson weed, scopolia, tomato, witch tree, and belladona. It has antespasmodic action and is used to treat gastrointestinal functional disorders, biliary and renal colic, and acute rhinitis. Oral administration in 2 to 4 daily doses.
At the date of the last update we did not find any published data on its excretion in breast milk.
Although antimuscarinics can decrease prolactin production (Müller 1983, Masala 1982), once lactation is established, milk production depends more on the repeated stimulation of suckling than on prolactin levels.
Its side effects are dry mucous membranes, constipation, dilated pupils, blurred vision and urinary retention.
Given its short elimination half-life, occasional use may be compatible with breastfeeding.
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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