Safety in Lactation: Anthelmintics

Sarah Fenner, Acting Co-Director, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

There is very limited information on the use of anthelmintics during breastfeeding. In most infections, the use of drugs also needs to be combined with hygienic measures. Suitable alternatives will also depend on the clinical indication and resistance.