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Safety in Lactation: Leishmaniacides

Sodium stibogluconate is used for visceral leishmaniasis. The dosage varies depending on geographical region and expert advice should be sought. Amphotericin (5.2.3) and pentamidine isethionate…

Safety in Lactation: Macrolides

Epidemiologic evidence indicates that the risk of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants might be increased by use of maternal macrolides, especially in infants exposed in…

Safety in Lactation: Metronidazole

Metronidazole is considered a drug of low toxicity and is compatible with breastfeeding. Even though levels in breast milk are comparatively higher compared to some…

Safety in Lactation: Minerals

Maternal mineral supplements pose no risk to breastfed infants when taken in normal doses, although their use should be unnecessary unless the mother’s nutritional status…

Safety in Lactation: Neuromuscular blocking drugs

Neuromuscular blocking drugs are used to induce muscle relaxation prior to surgery. With the exception of suxamethonium, they are all nearly completely ionised at physiological…

Safety in Lactation: Nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking leads to both oral and inhalational exposure of breastfed infants to cigarette constituents, including nicotine, although no adverse effects due to ingestion of…
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