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Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…
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Lactation Safety Information

For diarrhoea

For diarrhoea
Yes
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Synonym: Cholestyramine
Not absorbed from the mother’s GI tract
Theoretical effects of colestryramine on maternal cholesterol levels and availability of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) from the mother have not been shown to present a clinical risk to a breastfed infant
Used in infants >1 month
18 September 2020

For hyperlipidaemia

For hyperlipidaemia
Yes
Synonym: Cholestyramine
No published evidence of safety
Not absorbed from the mother’s GI tract
Theoretical effects of colestryramine on maternal cholesterol levels and availability of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) from the mother have not been shown to present a clinical risk to a breastfed infant
18 September 2020

As a bile acid sequestrant

As a bile acid sequestrant
Yes
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Synonym: Cholestyramine
No published evidence of safety
Not absorbed from the mother’s GI tract
Theoretical effects of colestryramine on maternal cholesterol levels and availability of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) from the mother have not been shown to present a clinical risk to a breastfed infant
Used in infants >1 month
18 September 2020