Last update March 9, 2021
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), that functions as a selective inhibitor of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme.
Prescribed for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and acute gouty arthritis.
Daily oral administration in one dose.
We did not find published data regarding the excretion of this substance through breast milk at the time this last update was completed.
Pharmacokinetic data (large volume of distribution and high percentage of protein binding (CINFA 2020, MSD 2017) make it very unlikely for significant quantities to pass into breastmilk.
Until more published data regarding the interactions of this drug and breastfeeding are made available, the use of an alternative drug with a safer pharmacokinetic profile for lactation would be preferable, especially during the neonatal period or with premature infants.
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