Last update: June 25, 2020
Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor diuretic that has been used in the treatment of glaucoma, intracraneal hypertension and some types of epilepsy.
Oral administration one to four times a day.
It is excreted in breast milk in clinically insignificant amounts and no problems have been observed in infants whose mothers have taken it (Ibrahim 2019, Söderman 1984). Plasma levels in these infants were very low (Söderman 1984).
Expert authors consider the use of Acetazolamide to be safe during breastfeeding (Belkin 2020, Hale 2019, Briggs 2017, Chen 2010, Schaefer 2007).
American Academy of Pediatrics: Maternal Medication Usually Compatible With Breastfeeding (AAP 2001).
List of WHO essential medicines: compatible with breastfeeding (WHO/UNICEF 2002).
We do not have alternatives for Acetazolamide since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Confederación Nacional de Pediatría (CONAPEME) from Mexico
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