Last update Nov. 22, 2022

Maternal Meniere's disease

Low Risk

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

Ménière's disease is a pathology of the inner ear, of unknown etiology, that presents with recurrent attacks of vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, ear fullness, and tinnitus. (Bianchi 2015, NIH 2010)
The disease itself does not contraindicate breastfeeding. Treatment is symptomatic and, for the most part, is compatible with lactation. Most of the treatments used have a low level of evidence. (Magnan 2018, Casani 2018, Guía ACORL 2015)

Treatments for acute crisis:

Maintenance treatment:

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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  1. Magnan J, Özgirgin ON, Trabalzini F, Lacour M, Escamez AL, Magnusson M, Güneri EA, Guyot JP, Nuti D, Mandalà M. European Position Statement on Diagnosis, and Treatment of Meniere's Disease. J Int Adv Otol. 2018 Aug;14(2):317-321. Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  2. Casani AP, Guidetti G, Schoenhuber R; Consensus Conference Group.. Report from a Consensus Conference on the treatment of Ménière's disease with betahistine: rationale, methodology and results. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2018 Oct;38(5):460-467. Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  3. Guía ACORL. Guía para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de la enfermedad de Ménière. Guías ACORL para el manejo de las patologias más frecuentes en Otorrinolaringología. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  4. NIH. Ménière’s disease. NIDCD Fact Sheet. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. Bianchi MV. Tratamiento de la enfermedad de Menière. Revisa Faso. 2015 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. NIH. La enfermedad de Ménière. Hoja de información del NIDCD. 2010 Abstract Full text (in our servers)

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