Last update Aug. 23, 2021
Very Low Risk
Methohexital is a short-acting barbiturate anesthetic with actions similar to thiopental, but 2 to 3 times more potent.
Used in the induction of anesthesia.
It is excreted in breast milk in a clinically insignificant amount and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers received it (Borgatta 1997).
American Academy of Pediatrics: Medication Usually Compatible with Breastfeeding (AAP 2001).
We do not have alternatives for Methohexital 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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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) of Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM