Last update July 22, 2022
Very Low Risk
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|Protein Binding||> 90||%|
|Tmax||2 - 4||hours|
|T½||2 - 4||hours|
|Theoretical Dose||0.026 (0.005 - 0.1)||mg/Kg/d|
|Relative Dose||0.2 (0.04 - 0.8)||%|
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It is a low-potency nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for mild to moderate pain (headache, dental, postoperative, postpartum, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis). Oral administration three to four times a day.
Excretion into breast milk is non-significant without side-effects reported in breastfed infants from treated mothers. (Buchanan 1968)
It was not found, or, only in very low levels neither in the plasma nor the urine of those infants. (Buchanan 1968)
Several medical societies and expert authors consider the use of this medication to be safe or very probably safe during breastfeeding (Briggs 2015, Nice 2004, Goldsmith 1989). The American Academy of Pediatrics (2012) rates it as a maternal medication that is usually compatible with breastfeeding. (AAP 2001)
Until more published data is known about this drug in relation to breastfeeding, known safer alternatives are preferable, especially during the neonatal period and in the event of prematurity. (LactMed, Sachs 2013)