Last update June 18, 2022
It is a tetracyclic antidepressant with actions and uses similar to those of tricyclic antidepressants Oral administration.
It is excreted in breast milk in clinically insignificant amounts. (Hale, LactMed)
It i a product with very few bibliographic references. 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. (Sriraman 2015, Davanzo 2011)
It may cause increased prolactin and galactorrhea. (Egberts 1997, Pérez 1983)
Because it can cause sedation and drowsiness, it is not recommended to share a bed (co-sleeping, bed-sharing) with the baby if this medication is being taken, due to increased risk of asphyxia or sudden infant death. (UNICEF 2018, 2017, 2014 and 2013, Landa 2012, ABM 2008, UNICEF 2006)
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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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