Last update Aug. 12, 2014

Procainamida

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Only 1% to 2% of maternal dose is secreted into breast milk.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Procainamida 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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Procainamida is also known as Procainamide.


Group

Procainamida belongs to this group or family:

Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Procainamida in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 90 %
Molecular weight 271 daltons
Protein Binding 16 %
Tmax 2.5 hours
3 hours
M/P ratio 7 -
Theoretical Dose 1.3 mg/Kg/d
Relative Dose 3.9 %
Ped.Relat.Dose 2.6 - 8.6 %

References

  1. WHO / UNICEF. BREASTFEEDING AND MATERNAL MEDICATION Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (WHO/UNICEF) 2002 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Tan HL, Lie KI. Treatment of tachyarrhythmias during pregnancy and lactation. Eur Heart J. 2001 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs. Transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk. Pediatrics. 2001 Sep;108(3):776-89. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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