Last update Oct. 9, 2016
Very Low Risk
Centrally acting cough suppressor with properties and usage similar to dextromethorphan.
Its high plasma protein-binding capacity explains the observed negligible excretion into milk (Olsson 1986) and also because its low oral bioavailability the passage to infant plasma from ingested milk may be hindered.
American Academy of Pediatrics: medication usually compatible with breastfeeding.
We do not have alternatives for Noscapine 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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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) of Mexico
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