Oseltamivir or zanamivir – can they be used in breastfeeding mothers for the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza?
7 August 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for oseltamivir and zanamivir when used in breastfeeding mothers for the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza. In…
Lactation Safety Information
No published evidence of safety
Minimal absorption from the infant's GI tract
Monitor infant for vomiting and diarrhoea, especially after maternal intravenous administration
If an infant being breastfed by a mother receiving zanamavir needs direct treatment or chemoprophylaxis, the recommended dose for infants should still be given
12 October 2020